Because I am a fun guy, here are some mushroom facts:
- The largest organism on earth is a fungus. The Honey Mushroom (Armillaria ostoyae) covers 2,384 acres (nearly four square miles) of soil in Oregon’s Blue Mountains. It's estimated to be 2,400 years old but might be over 8,000 years old.
- The common mushroom, the champignon mushroom, the Crimini mushroom, and the Portobello mushroom are all the same mushroom - Agaricus bisporus.
- There is a species of mushroom called "Chicken of the Woods." Three guesses as to what it is supposed to taste like.
- There is a species of mushroom that can (I swear I am not making this up) induce spontaneous orgasm in human females. (Males who tried it reported no reaction but noticed a foul odor.)
Tonight's PRESHOW Q (here AND the FB page):
Toad, from the Super-Mario franchise is a member of the Mushroom Kingdom. He's based off the red super-mushroom from SM1, which made Mario double in size. What effect does Amanita muscaria (its real life basis) have on humans who eat it?
Answer IN PERSON by 7:55 for a shot at prizes!