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   Undertoad  Sunday Aug 12 02:24 PM

August 12, 2007: Big-ass mushroom



As IotD has always been a cataloguer of big-ass food:

Quote:
A more than 20-kilo (41-lb) mushroom has been picked in a forest in Mexico's southernmost state of Chiapas, university officials said Tuesday.

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.



yesman065  Sunday Aug 12 03:03 PM

Wow - micology is one of my most favored hobbies. I have seen a lot of oddly shaped and/or colored mushrooms in my day, but that thing is outrageously huge!



freshnesschronic  Sunday Aug 12 03:41 PM

If you ate that mushroom your whole world would become the Smurfs or something like that.



DanaC  Sunday Aug 12 03:46 PM

Where's the hookah smoking caterpillar? There has to be a hookah smokin' caterpillar with a mushroom like that!



xoxoxoBruce  Sunday Aug 12 04:18 PM

The Chiapas farmer that found it has been gathering these mushrooms for some time, trying to figure out how to infuse the super size gene into his pot plants



Cloud  Sunday Aug 12 06:57 PM

but I gather it's supposed to grow big, hence the appellation, "titans"?



Cloud  Sunday Aug 12 06:57 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by DanaC View Post
Where's the hookah smoking caterpillar? There has to be a hookah smokin' caterpillar with a mushroom like that!

ooh, definitely!


lumberjim  Sunday Aug 12 07:01 PM

Crimini!!!



Fa-  Sunday Aug 12 07:24 PM

Its a trap!

cant you all see?? its a tiny little man! that white thing at the bottom edge of the picture is a thimble!



Gravdigr  Sunday Aug 12 07:36 PM

mmmmm...shroooooooooooooooooooooooooms



wolf  Monday Aug 13 02:52 AM

I can't tolerate the fungus. It ranks slightly lower on my worst foods list than coconut, which is known to cause projectile vomiting.

There is no danger of me offering to eat this IOTD.



JuancoRocks  Monday Aug 13 03:54 AM

Big Canopy Mushroom


There's a fungus among us.....And it's bent on taking over the world!



Griff  Monday Aug 13 07:21 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by JuancoRocks View Post
There's a fungus among us.....And it's bent on taking over the world!
It has competition.


barefoot serpent  Monday Aug 13 10:37 AM

I've seen giant puffballs in Colorado that approach that size. But they don't have the 'stem' part -- they're all 'cap'.



Coign  Monday Aug 13 10:48 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Griff View Post
It has competition.
From Griff's article:

Quote:
Genetically Closer to People

In other research, scientists have determined that fungi are more closely related to human beings and animals than to other plants.

Moreover, while humans and most species are divided into only two sexes, mushrooms contain over 36,000 sexes.


Talk about a confusing bar scene at the fungus dating spot.




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kerosene  Monday Aug 13 11:23 AM

One side makes you larger...and one side makes you small...



Shawnee123  Monday Aug 13 12:30 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by wolf View Post
I can't tolerate the fungus. It ranks slightly lower on my worst foods list than coconut, which is known to cause projectile vomiting.

There is no danger of me offering to eat this IOTD.
Wow, we might be twins separated at birth. One of the things about mushrooms is they have no idea what texture to be: crunchy, squishy, soggy...bleh. And the smell of coconut will cause heaving!

But, i did find the mother of all mushrooms (of the variety people around here like to eat, don't ask me what they are) one year while mushroom hunting with my brothers and dad (which is actually fun!) I guess they ate it, i just kept the picture.


runswithknives  Monday Aug 13 12:37 PM

I bet he doesnt even smile like that in family photo's.



Hime  Monday Aug 13 05:41 PM

Finally, an IotD that I would totally eat. Grilled mushroom fajitas to feed all my friends!



Sheldonrs  Monday Aug 13 06:28 PM

"Come with me and you'll be in a world of pure imagination"...



Piccolo Padawan  Monday Aug 13 07:39 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by DanaC View Post
Where's the hookah smoking caterpillar? There has to be a hookah smokin' caterpillar with a mushroom like that!
my first thought was that is some Alice in Wonderland type stuff.


morie  Tuesday Aug 14 04:49 AM

I bet North Korea's leader is eying that and thinking, "Maybe, I'll ask for that in my next round of nuclear talks/concessions." I also bet that the people of North Korea would suffer a lot less if they overthrew their 'leader' than if they had all the mushrooms in the world.



TheMercenary  Wednesday Aug 15 08:54 PM

I shall not eat mushrooms...... unless:

They are Psilocybin or in a can of mushroom soup.



SeanAhern  Friday Aug 17 12:58 PM

Thank God for hyphens.

An IOTD entitled "Big ass mushroom" is one that I just wouldn't be able to view.



xoxoxoBruce  Friday Aug 17 01:31 PM

Because of net filters or personal distaste?



SeanAhern  Friday Aug 17 03:34 PM

Not sure I'd want to see an "ass mushroom". Then again, I'm sure I'd go look anyway...



xoxoxoBruce  Friday Aug 17 03:46 PM

That's what I was hoping although some net filters are very, very tight.



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