October 25, 2021

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6 Weird Mushrooms (And Other Fungi)

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6 Weird Mushrooms (And Other Fungi)

Mushrooms can be pretty weird! Some have the power to trick animals into caring for them, appear to bleed, or even clean up radiation!

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Special thanks to Dr. David Moore
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An unlikely delicacy: the basket stinkhorn

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