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Old 07-11-2007, 10:08 PM   #1
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One Monster 'Shroom!





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.

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Old 07-11-2007, 10:28 PM   #2
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You would hallucinate for a decade.
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Old 07-11-2007, 10:36 PM   #3
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Duuuuuuuuude, is that Jesus on your Banana???.........
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Old 07-11-2007, 10:40 PM   #4
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Tattrat, I think someone posted that recently? Pretty amazing. Have you seen this Giant Puffball?:

Giant Puffball


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Old 07-11-2007, 10:46 PM   #5
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WOW! Imagine the amount of "dust" that would come out of that if ya kicked it! That is a LOT of spores!
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Amazing!!!!
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Old 07-11-2007, 11:30 PM   #7
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Bodcaious cream of mushroom soup, cream of mushroom soup, cream of mushroom soup. Yeah, cream of mushroom soup. Can you tell I love cream of mushroom soup? Good grief, what a mushroom! I hope it's edible.
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I sure hope someone DID eat that big puffball! They are very nice breaded and fried.
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A couple of years in a row now, I've watched a mushroom grow to about the size of a person's head in the woods where I do my lunchtime walk. It grows and grows and grows, and then it kind of implodes. Not knowing my mushrooms very well, I don't know the variety, but it looks like the picture of the puffball that was posted above.

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Don't eat this one.

False Giant Puffball
(Poison Goalpost Fungus)
Note the cracked surface about to erupt, ejecting enough spores to victimize up to 22 people at once!




photo by "Wildman"
This mushroom is so deadly, merely inhaling the spores rearranges your brain's neural synapses, making you race endlessly back and forth across a field, stopping occasionally to jump up and down and cheer or curse insanely, never resting until death from exhaustion ensues.


Victims of the false giant puffball in the throes of madness
Poisoning is so virulent, relatives of the victim, especially the parents, have been known to succumb as well!


Except for this species, the large puffballs have no poisonous look-alikes, so they're fair game for beginners.
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