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Giant fungus found in China
BBC News ^ | 07/28/2013 | BBC

Posted on 07/29/2013 7:11:00 PM PDT by TexGrill

A giant fungus the size of a tyre has been found by villagers in China's Jianshui County.

The large clump of mushrooms, which weighed more than 15 kilograms and measured nearly a metre in diameter, was proudly put on display by the finder.

It is not known what type of fungus it is or whether the mushrooms are safe to eat.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Food; Gardening; Health/Medicine; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: china; chinaeconomy; cryptobiology; cryptobotany; fungusamongus
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1 posted on 07/29/2013 7:11:00 PM PDT by TexGrill
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To: TexGrill

Slow news day in china.


2 posted on 07/29/2013 7:12:55 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: TexGrill

Fungi acres in size can be found in Michigan’s UP and I believe in Washington state.


3 posted on 07/29/2013 7:15:16 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: TexGrill
Maybe the Japanese can help them fight it...

Matango

4 posted on 07/29/2013 7:15:21 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: TexGrill

Michael Moore filming there?


5 posted on 07/29/2013 7:17:05 PM PDT by hsrazorback1 (Seek truth.)
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To: JohnBrowdie

Uh-oh...


6 posted on 07/29/2013 7:18:05 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: hsrazorback1

a humongous fungus!


7 posted on 07/29/2013 7:18:39 PM PDT by longfellowsmuse (last of the living nomads)
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To: TexGrill

Oh, Gus the gardener’s left now and you went with him, too
The fungus here reminds me of the fun Gus is having with you

Now the rockery’s a mockery, with weeds it’s overgrown
The fuchsia’s gone, I couldn’t face the fuchsia all alone

And my tears
fell like raindrops
from the sky above
And poisoned all the flowers
in my garden of love

-Benny Hill


8 posted on 07/29/2013 7:22:50 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TexGrill

What? No morel to the story?


9 posted on 07/29/2013 7:23:51 PM PDT by CH3CN (And, that's the whole kettle of fish in a nutshell.)
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To: longfellowsmuse

perhaps the humungus fungus is also amongst *us*..?


10 posted on 07/29/2013 7:24:25 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: longfellowsmuse

Amongus!


11 posted on 07/29/2013 7:26:01 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: hsrazorback1
No. It is seen here wearing Old Crusty....

12 posted on 07/29/2013 7:26:39 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: longfellowsmuse

a humongous fungus amongus!


13 posted on 07/29/2013 7:27:18 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: TexGrill

Is it downwind from Fukushima?


14 posted on 07/29/2013 7:29:45 PM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: TexGrill
NO black fungi!!!
15 posted on 07/29/2013 7:32:36 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: TexGrill

Secretary of State Lurch?


16 posted on 07/29/2013 7:32:55 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (What difference does it make?)
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To: TexGrill
Remember this Chinese fungus?
17 posted on 07/29/2013 7:41:16 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Disambiguator

SYFy Channel has a new “movie” to make

The Chinese Fungus That Ate Earth!


18 posted on 07/29/2013 7:42:21 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL; Salamander; JoeProBono
"I collect spores, molds and fungus."


19 posted on 07/29/2013 7:45:36 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: longfellowsmuse

Some say there is a humongous fungus among us!


20 posted on 07/29/2013 8:12:36 PM PDT by willyd (I for one welcome our NSA overlords)
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To: Revolting cat!

funigi ping


21 posted on 07/29/2013 8:42:08 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: TexGrill

If it can’t be sauted in butter then cover a steak, what’s the big deal.


22 posted on 07/29/2013 9:27:08 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: shibumi


23 posted on 07/30/2013 2:22:58 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

24 posted on 07/30/2013 2:38:20 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was right (again)!)
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To: TexGrill

If it’s a truffle it could be worth 6 figures!


25 posted on 07/30/2013 2:42:40 AM PDT by Drago
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To: eCSMaster


26 posted on 07/30/2013 2:45:15 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: cripplecreek

Not Washington, Oregon.http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=strange-but-true-largest-organism-is-fungus


27 posted on 07/30/2013 2:51:53 AM PDT by djf (Rich widows: My Bitcoin address is... 1ETDmR4GDjwmc9rUEQnfB1gAnk6WLmd3n6)
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To: TexGrill
Giant fungus found in China

I thought they were vacationing in the Vineyard.

28 posted on 07/30/2013 4:12:58 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: TexGrill

If the Chinese won’t eat it I damn sure won’t try it!


29 posted on 07/30/2013 8:11:54 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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