Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Real-Life Mario Mushroom

Fungal shenanigans abounded a few months ago over at Kotaku. First, they relayed info from Tokyo Mango about a mushroom that looks a helluva lot like the kind that make Mario grow tall — red with white spots. (Scientific name: Amanita muscaria.) The next day, Kotaku posted a video of the mushroom actually growing.

One should note, however, that Amanita muscaria doesn't affect the shape of people who eat it. It just kills them.

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