Here is the story of an oversize fungus from China. "The giant puffball fungus was found on a mountainside near the Chinese city of Chonngqing," [...]
As someone who thinks all mushrooms are nasty-perhaps the result of childhood trauma associated with reading Babar for the first time-this is the kind of correction I can get behind: "We used the wrong picture of a mushroom in yesterday's paper (Fruits of the forest, 16 September, page 7, G2). The photograph was not, as the caption stated, of the death cap, Amanita phalloides but of the false death cap, Amanita citrina. The advice is the same – don't pick or eat either, as the first is deadly poisonous and the second is horrible to eat."
"The forests of Europe are a gold mine of gourmet mushrooms, and professional foragers are breaking laws to get their hands on them. Four of them tried to run over a forestry worker last week in Germany, where mushroom-madness is widespread." There are photos, but they are just of mushrooms, so really you should only click through if you want to read more of the story.
You know those days where you wake up and before your feet hit the floor your head is already heavy with dread, the walk to the bathroom is like swimming through warm, flavorless jello and brushing your teeth is a massive undertaking during which your mind is a place full of painful memories and pointed reminders that you're not likely to do any better in the future? Those mornings where you avoid looking at other people on your way to work because you can't bear to see or be seen? When you're forced to expend what little mental acuity you have left keeping your thoughts away from the things that [...]