'Europe's biggest mushroom' found


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Swiss scientists have found what they say may be Europe's biggest mushroom - covering an area about the size of 35 football pitches.

Spanning 35 hectares (86 acres), the mostly underground fungus is believed to be 1,000 years old, the WSL added.

The Honey Mushroom (Armillaria ostoyae) is edible, but it can kill trees.

Source : BBC News

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Not sure I'd want to eat a 1,000 year old fungus. :x

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sanctified

and thats just europe? :o

how big its the world biggest?

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treidus
and thats just europe? :o

how big its the world biggest?

The Swiss fungus is considerably smaller than another Honey Mushroom growing in the US.

Found in the Malheur national forest in Oregon, that fungus covers 890 hectares (2,200 acres) - making it the largest living organism ever discovered.

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b3ta

:omg: I want to see a photo of the US fungus.

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Spartan_X
Swiss scientists have found what they say may be Europe's biggest mushroom - covering an area about the size of 35 football pitches.

Spanning 35 hectares (86 acres), the mostly underground fungus is believed to be 1,000 years old, the WSL added.

The Honey Mushroom (Armillaria ostoyae) is edible, but it can kill trees.

Source : BBC News

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Not sure I'd want to eat a 1,000 year old fungus. :x

can you smoke that thing? :fro: :whistle: :shifty:

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[f]

(Solarix) "whats a footbal pitch"

on a good day, all no hitters

and judging by the article, it's about 1 hectare.

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Outlandishtrendz

Shrooms! Oh wrong kind....

That is one huge shroom tho.

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Solarix

dude that would be the ultimate trip. better than licking a toad!

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Spartan_X
dude that would be the ultimate trip. better than licking a toad!

LOL... :laugh:

europe's ultimate rave party atraction... :rofl:

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altermind

the american one wieghs like 800 tones

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QuarterSwede

Most people don't realize that most of a mushroom is underground and unseen. The part of a mushroom you see is just it's reproductive system. Yep, that's what we eat folks.

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b3ta
the american one wieghs like 800 tones

That would make a mean mushroom soup... mmmm...mmmmm...

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Spartan_X
Most people don't realize that most of a mushroom is underground and unseen. The part of a mushroom you see is just it's reproductive system. Yep, that's what we eat folks.

so, basicaly what you say is that we're eating the clitoris of the mushrooms? :p

I'm gonna call domino's and order a clitoris dominator... :whistle: :shifty:

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Boffa Jones

why in area 51? not trying to be a wannabe mod, but i think that you underexpose an interesting true topic by sticking it in here.

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diamonds
I'm gonna call domino's and order a clitoris dominator... 

ROFL

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Garry

1 football pitch is about 110yards x 65 yards.

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turbomonkeycock
so, basicaly what you say is that we're eating the clitoris of the mushrooms? :p

Erm the last time I checked the clit wasn't a reproductive organ?

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A.K.R.

It's actually edible, but is harmful to trees.

...the Honey Mushroom (Armillaria ostoyae) is edible, but it can kill trees...

At that size, I think there is enough mushrooms to feed everyone on Neowin. :o :s

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Toxicfume

big ass shroom. :D

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insanekiwi

that's a huge fungus! :blink:

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xortex

ive seen more fungus on that one legged prositutes *bleep* the other night.

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b3ta
why in area 51? not trying to be a wannabe mod, but i think that you underexpose an interesting true topic by sticking it in here.

Because this is where I chose to post it - dead simple.

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