Unconfirmed reports from the island community of Swallow Falls, the epicenter of the food weather outbreak that covered the planet years ago, are the subject of endless speculation among bloggers and on social media.
The conversation has been driven by an online video that features some of the central media figures from the original Swallow Falls story.
The video opens with the voice of a cameraman. "I see the imposing shadows of curious beasts in the distance," says the cameraman, identified only as Manny.
He then addresses journalist Sam Sparks, the young woman transformed from weather intern to broadcasting superstar in the course of her Weather News Now broadcast from Swallow Falls a year ago.
"Perhaps you should tell the viewing audience what you've heard, Sam, if you think it will not shake them to the very core of their being," Manny's voice says in the recording.
"For months we've heard rumors of exotic animals, concocted of food -- 'Foodimals,' if you will," Sparks explains, as the camera pans across a forbidding jungle. "Unnamed sources have sighted monstrosities which they identify as the Fruit Cockatiel and the Flamango, flavorful organisms capable of flying at high altitudes and great speeds."
"As a former co-pilot, I can tell you these high-flying animals are real," Manny's voice then interjects.
"We've heard that there are also unlikely anomalies like the primate/shellfish combo, the Shrimpanzee. And the pachyderm/melon blend, the Watermelophant. Not to mention, the aquatic mammal/tuber duo, the Hippotatomus."
"As a former doctor, I can tell you I had to see it to believe it," Manny then adds.
"There's more! Anonymous witnesses claim to have observed a toothy, tortilla-based predator and an enormous, arachnid-like meat patty," Sparks says, but at that point the video suddenly ends, leading to rampant speculation about the sudden end, and to how the video was able to leave the now-evacuated island.