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DailyDirt: The Fungus Among Us

from the urls-we-dig-up dept

Fungi are fascinating organisms. They can grow on almost anything and decompose all kinds of materials into soil and other useful stuff. Folks are finding more and more uses for these sometimes-tasty-or-sometimes-poisonous little suckers. So here are a just few fun links on fungi. By the way, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.


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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 14th, 2011 @ 5:24pm

    "They tried to do what any college kids would try to do -- sell it on Craigslist. As it turns out there's actually a huge market out there for mushroom soil. Now they sell that too."

    Somehow that made my day already, you get a problem and do the stupid thing first and it works LoL

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Sep 14th, 2011 @ 5:38pm

    http://www.wired.com/magazine/2011/05/ff_angelsshare/

    It is weird that I got entranced by the mystery fungus story like if I was reading a mystery novel or something?

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), Sep 14th, 2011 @ 6:46pm

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    heh.. given how many versions of "CSI" TV shows there are, I think there must be some kind of hard-wired part of human brains that is programmed to enjoy following weird mysteries.

     

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    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Sep 14th, 2011 @ 11:52pm

    A Note To Vegetarians ...

    ... fungi are genetically closer to animals than to plants.

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), Sep 15th, 2011 @ 12:12am

    Re: A Note To Vegetarians ...

    heh. Good point, Lawrence D'Oliveiro... The "Animal vs Plant" kingdom system is really messy now that biologists are constantly finding extremophiles that blur the lines between how food is consumed in organisms.

     

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    Jimr (profile), Sep 15th, 2011 @ 6:46am

    mmmmmmm.... tasty poisonous fungus

     

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