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  • Banned From National Forest, For-Profit Mushroom Pickers Go Underground

    09/04/2016 3:23:17 PM PDT · by Theoria · 30 replies
    NPR ^ | 31 Aug 2016 | Nicky Ouellet
    At a campground in northwestern Montana, 30 people are groggily gearing up for a day of mushroom picking. Most are here because they want an excuse to get outside and taste some of Montana's more exotic wild mushrooms. But others, like Matt Zaitz from Kansas, are here to turn a profit. "It's not easy work," Zaitz says. "It's tough." Zaitz started picking mushrooms in the Midwest this spring and followed them north as the season progressed. He's now hunting morels in the Crown of the Continent region near Glacier National Park. At this point, Zaitz considers himself a professional. "I...
  • Collegian, 21, Is Rescued Off Mountain After Getting High On Mushrooms, Stripping Off Her Clothes

    05/22/2013 9:41:56 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 57 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 5-20-2013 | TSG
    Meet Taylor Powers. The college student, 21, had to be rescued yesterday afternoon off a Colorado mountain after she ingested mushrooms, stripped off her clothes, and scuffled with two classmates with whom she had been hiking. After receiving a 911 call that a female hiker was “high on mushrooms and in distress,” Boulder County Sheriff’s Office deputies and other assorted rescue personnel (35 in total) responded to Chautauqua Park. Powers, seen above, was located by a park ranger who discovered that the University of Colorado undergrad had “removed all of her clothing and was being restrained” by two male companions....
  • Pizza Chain Makes Special Delivery for Soldier in Afghanistan (blurry screen alert)

    01/29/2013 7:28:39 AM PST · by rawhide · 14 replies
    abcnews ^ | 1-29-13 | Susan Clarke
    Army National Guard Maj. Shawn Fulker is thousands of miles away serving in Afghanistan, and when his wife's birthday came around, he decided he wanted to do something very special. Josephine Fulker loves Mellow Mushroom pizza,so her husband emailed Mellow Mushroom's corporate website on Thursday to ask whether one of the company's Jacksonville stores could deliver a pizza and a $50 gift card to his wife at their Jacksonville, Fla., home.If they could, he said, he would call the store and pay for it with his credit card. Mellow Mushroom did one better. Unbeknownst to Shawn Fulker,a local Mellow Mushroom...
  • Giant Mushroom Cloud Appears Over Beijing

    06/24/2012 12:17:13 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 42 replies
    China Media ^ | 24 June 2012 | China News Center
    The China Daily is reporting that a giant mushroom cloud resembling an atomic explosion is being seen all over the capital city of Beijing on Sunday. The video of the cloud has already appeared all over YouTube (see below). There are multiple videos of the haze that have been filmed from skyscrapers and from the ground, some going back as far as June 14th. The Chinese government, in reacting to the red and green haze, is warning residents that they should stay inside according to the French Press on the scene. Due to the sheer size of the Chinese population,...
  • Chinese News Reporter Mistakes Sex Toy For Rare Mushroom

    06/19/2012 12:05:23 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 61 replies ^ | 19 June 2012
    Chinese villagers discovered an unusual mushroom 260 feet below ground. A completely serious female reporter gives a completely serious news report on it. The video has gone viral in China. In a follow up statement the news station said the young reporter "was unwise to the ways of the world."
  • "Mystery mushroom" which leaves Xi'an villagers befuddled turns out to be artificial vajayjay

    06/19/2012 7:37:05 PM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 17 replies
    shanghaiist ^ | Xi'an Up Close
    Xi'an Up Close 《西安零距离》, an investigative journalism programme which airs on Xi'an TV, has become a national laughing stock after airing a report on June 17 on a "mystery mushroom" which was discovered by villagers in a rural part of the city. Residents of the Liucunbu village on the outskirts of the capital of the Shaanxi province say they came across a strange fungi-like object as they hit bedrock while drilling a new well. The perplexed villagers decided to call up their local TV station for help, which sent intrepid reporter Ye Yunfeng to their sleepy little hamlet to get...
  • Ex-boyfriend accused of writing 'I love you' in blood of Stillwater woman's slain pet snake

    07/14/2011 9:57:19 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 23 replies
    St. Paul, MN, Pioneer Press ^ | 07/14/2011 11:00:23 PM CDT | Elizabeth Mohr
    A jilted ex-lover in Stillwater is accused of going to his former flame's home, where he killed her pet snake and wrote "I loved you" with its blood. When police arrived at the ex-girlfriend's home, Jonathan Paul Utecht, 21, was standing outside with blood on his hands and told the woman, who was with the officers, "that she did not want to go inside the apartment and see what he had done," according to a criminal complaint. Utecht was charged today with felony counts of burglary and terroristic threats. His initial court appearance will be July 28. Police were alerted...
  • SpongeBob, the mushroom, discovered in Borneo (Squarepantsii)

    07/12/2011 7:45:33 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 10 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | 6/20/2011 | David Perlman
    You can find all the porcini you want in your supermarket, but don't go looking for the mushroom's distant cousin, Spongiforma squarepantsii, because the newly discovered species can only be found in the rain forest of Borneo - so far. Dennis E. Desjardin, a world-roaming mycologist, has just identified, described and named the curious fungal blob that a team of colleagues brought to his laboratory at San Francisco State...
  • Earliest evidence for magic mushroom use in Europe

    03/08/2011 9:18:21 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 14 replies · 3+ views
    newscientist ^ | 06 March 2011
    EUROPEANS may have used magic mushrooms to liven up religious rituals 6000 years ago. So suggests a cave mural in Spain, which may depict fungi with hallucinogenic properties - the oldest evidence of their use in Europe. The Selva Pascuala mural, in a cave near the town of Villar del Humo, is dominated by a bull. But it is a row of 13 small mushroom-like objects that interests Brian Akers at Pasco-Hernando Community College in New Port Richey, Florida, and Gaston Guzman at the Ecological Institute of Xalapa in Mexico. They believe that the objects are the fungi Psilocybe hispanica,...
  • Latest 'green' packing material? Mushrooms (not magic)

    07/27/2010 11:30:19 AM PDT · by decimon · 18 replies
    National Science Foundation ^ | July 27, 2010 | Unknown
    Packing foam now entering the marketplace is engineered from mushrooms and agricultural wasteA new packing material that grows itself is now appearing in shipped products across the country. The composite of inedible agricultural waste and mushroom roots is called Mycobond™, and its manufacture requires just one eighth the energy and one tenth the carbon dioxide of traditional foam packing material. And unlike most foam substitutes, when no longer useful, it makes great compost in the garden. The technology was the brainchild of two former Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute undergraduates, Gavin McIntyre and Eben Bayer, who founded Ecovative Design of Green Island,...
  • Mushroom hunter "massacre" claims 18 lives in Italy

    08/30/2010 12:28:01 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 44 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/29/10
    MILAN Aug 29 (Reuters) - At least 18 mushroom-lovers have been killed in accidents while hunting for their favourite fungi in the mountains and forests of northern Italy. Mountain rescuers say eager mushroom seekers are abandoning safety procedures as they don camouflage and hunt in darkness to protect coveted troves, la Repubblica newspaper reported on Sunday. "There is too much carelessness. Too many people don't give a darn about the right rules and unfortunately this is the result," Gino Comelli, head of the Alpine rescue service in northwest Italy's Valle di Fassa, told the newspaper.
  • Mushroom Eating Squirrel (Vanity)

    06/15/2010 9:05:22 PM PDT · by plinyelder · 58 replies · 763+ views
    This .. I know is an odd question and I couldn't figure out exactly how or where to post it so-o-o "You Won"! 8) A lot of folks DO look upon squirrels as a pest but I kinda get a kick out of watching them. I have never seen a squirrel eat a back-yard mushroom .. until today! I don't know what kind of mushroom this would be but I guess that it is the typical, growing over buried, dead wood type that grows in forested areas. (my home is in a 'forest') I walked around looking for a 'dead...
  • GLOWING MUSHROOM PICTURES: Psychedelic New Species Seen

    10/06/2009 12:33:36 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 45 replies · 2,877+ views
    nationalgeographic ^ | October 5, 2009
    Glowing nonstop in the Brazilian rain forest, the newfound mushroom Mycena luxaeterna (pictured both in daylight, top, and in the dark) is indeed a source of eternal light, as its Latin name--inspired by verses from Mozart's "Requiem"--implies. The tiny mushroom is one of 7 new species of glow-in-the-dark fungi found around the world, bringing the total known to 71, according to a study that appeared October 5 in the journal Mycologia. San Francisco State University's Dennis Desjardin and colleagues scouted for mushrooms during new moons, in rain forests so dark they often couldn't see their hands in front of their...
  • New Species Of Phallus-shaped Mushroom Named After California Academy Of Sciences Scientist

    07/09/2009 4:23:15 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 11 replies · 1,500+ views
    It's two inches long, grows on wood, and is shaped like a phallus. A new species of stinkhorn mushroom, Phallus drewesii, has been discovered on the African island of Sao Tome and graces the upcoming cover of the journal Mycologia. The mushroom is named after Robert Drewes, Curator of Herpetology at the California Academy of Sciences, and is described in the July/August issue by Professor Dennis Desjardin and Brian Perry of San Francisco State University. "It's a wonderful honor and great fun to have this phallus-shaped fungus named after me," says Drewes. "I have been immortalized in the scientific record."
  • 3 Franklin residents gravely ill from eating wild mushrooms

    11/27/2008 7:31:13 PM PST · by Coleus · 16 replies · 1,178+ views
    star ledger ^ | 08.28.08 | Rudy Larini
    The three, who live in Franklin Township, have been hospitalized with liver toxicity; one is in critical condition and may need a transplant. Bruce Ruck, director of drug information and professional education at the New Jersey Poison Control Center in Newark, identified the victims as a mother and her daughter and son-in-law, all Asian Indians. The mother is in critical condition and being evaluated for a liver transplant at University Hospital in Newark; the other two are at Princeton University Medical Center. "They picked and ate wild mushrooms and wound up with liver toxicity," Ruck said. Officials from the poison...
  • Mega-mushroom a savory stunner in Mexico (HUGH 'room!!! 41-lb!)

    07/10/2007 1:30:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 2,062+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/10/07 | AP
    TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico (AFP) - A more than 20-kilo (41-lb) mushroom has been picked in a forest in Mexico's southernmost state of Chiapas, university The white mushroom, macrocybe titans, measured a towering 70 cm (27 in) tall, was found near Tapachula, near the Guatemalan border, according to the Southern Border University Center.
  • Islamist protest in N.Y. – 'Mushroom cloud on way'

    04/22/2006 5:44:24 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 248 replies · 5,396+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 4/22/06
    Rally at Israeli consulate features pictures of Muslim flags flying over White HouseA New York rally by the Islamic Thinkers Society outside the Israeli consulate yesterday featured chants of "The mushroom cloud is on its way! The real holocaust is on its way!" The demonstration by the Queens-based group was monitored by the Investigative Project on Terrorism whose members noted signs including "Islam will Dominate" and a picture with an Islamic flag flying over the White House. The chants were in Arabic and translated by the Investigative Project on Terrorism, headed by Steve Emerson, a former reporter for CNN. Here...

    05/18/2005 6:14:52 PM PDT · by Drammach · 52 replies · 1,497+ views
    Kansas City Star ^ | 5-18-2005 | MIKE HENDRICKS
    Posted on Wed, May. 18, 2005 A Morel Caught In Red Tape MIKE HENDRICKS To remind us why some people call it mindless bureaucracy, here’s a little story about mushrooms. You’ve heard of morels, right? Joe Bryson and other vendors at City Market have been selling those springtime delicacies for years and no one has ever gotten sick from them — or so say people at the Kansas City Health Department. Still, this might have been the market’s last mushroom season. The Health Department has suddenly discovered a rule in the Kansas City Food Code. “They tell us,” Bryson told...
  • ZOT! To the foolish Conservative

    05/13/2005 11:34:11 AM PDT · by Fingers full of Fungus · 50 replies · 764+ views
    To the foolish Conservative Many days have passed and many hours spent thinking. And i have become all the more powerful. You read this and the puss in your mind boils, for you know that while you ridicule me I steal away your integrity. Because my thoughts ring true with your own, but you are afraid to believe such things, knowing full well the punishment for an itch. I have been greeted with snares and cold food. For what is different than me? Who could make the list? And what of your family? Do they eat with you, sleep with...
  • 'Death cap' claims one life Woman dies after she consumed wild mushrooms

    11/30/2004 3:41:46 PM PST · by SmithL · 73 replies · 4,389+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/30/4 | Henry K. Lee, Wyatt Buchanan
    A 70-year-old woman died Monday and her husband and two friends were hospitalized after they ate poisonous "death cap" wild mushrooms collected in the Oakland hills, authorities said. The adult victims fell ill after ingesting the toxic Amanita phalloides mushrooms on Thanksgiving Day, said Sherri Willis, spokeswoman for the Alameda County public health department. Yu-Chin Lai died at 2:35 p.m. Monday at Highland Hospital in Oakland. An autopsy is scheduled for today at the Alameda County coroner's office. Lai's husband, Chin Chiang, 76, was released from a hospital over the weekend, said his daughter, a San Rafael woman who declined...