It's funny because it's true?

The Onion, sadly, hits the nail right on head with their headline "Rare Species of Frog May Hold Cure To... Ah, Never Mind, It's Extinct".

Here's a snip

MANASSAS, VA—According to a study published Monday in The Journal Of Experimental Biology, a rare species of tree frog found only in a small section of the Amazon rainforest may give hope to millions suffering from…oh, wait, forget it. It's extinct. "

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The Onion laments disappearance of medicinal frog
In a sadly true-to-life Onion story, we see a potential cure slip away to the cold steely hands of extinction.