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(Minneapolis Star Tribune)   It may be ill-advised to eat a mushroom called the Eastern American Destroying Angel   (startribune.com ) divider line
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2006-09-26 04:13:22 PM  
Oh.

......

I thought it was just a figurative thing, y'know? Like those labels that say not to take the hair dryer into the shower...obviously, not while you're washing your hair, that'd be silly. But to dry your hair off while rinsing your legs, that just saves time, you know?
 
2006-09-26 04:27:11 PM  
What if they renamed it Yummy Pink Unicorn Delight?
 
2006-09-26 04:29:40 PM  
I knew I saved this for a reason.

www.lordargent.com

/from an article about chinese immigrants eating death cap mushrooms, because they look very similar to an edible mushroom that's native to china.
 
2006-09-26 04:31:49 PM  
ohh shiat, now that I've RTFA, it's the same sort of shroom

Submitter threw me off with "destroying angel", but it's Amanita.
 
2006-09-26 04:40:04 PM  
lordargent: I knew I saved this for a reason.

Holy shiat, the casualty department? Are you too late to call the emergency department any more?

"Yes, I'd like to report my death after eating a death cap mushroom"
"Thanks for calling, and have a good day!"
 
2006-09-26 04:40:19 PM  
Thinning the herd.
 
2006-09-26 04:57:22 PM  
Quick1: Holy shiat, the casualty department? Are you too late to call the emergency department any more?

"Yes, I'd like to report my death after eating a death cap mushroom"
"Thanks for calling, and have a good day!"


What, you've never called in dead to work before?
 
2006-09-26 05:04:42 PM  
What about Guatemalan insanity peppers? They still cool?
 
2006-09-26 05:30:10 PM  
All together now: Never, ever, ever eat a wild mushroom unless you're absolutely sure what it is. Don't care what it resembles, assume it's poisonous. And yeesh, sure as hell don't serve it to a lot of people all at once. Try it yourself and see if you die or not. It'll save time and overall funeral expenses.

/tried so hard to not mention Claudius and Agrippina, but I can't do it
 
2006-09-26 06:32:52 PM  
gauntlet.ucalgary.ca
 
2006-09-26 06:32:57 PM  
It destroyed the webpage!
 
2006-09-26 06:33:18 PM  
The page apparently ate an intarweb Destroying Angel, 'cos she's 404.
 
2006-09-26 06:33:21 PM  
What if it's in frogurt?

Would the frogurt still be cursed?
 
2006-09-26 06:33:33 PM  
No Darwin pics?

/meh
 
2006-09-26 06:33:37 PM  
404.
 
2006-09-26 06:34:40 PM  
I have to get up and go out in my back yard every morning and pull up mushrooms, because my new puppy eats them. She did get one, thank goodness it wasn't a death cap. Just made her pee every 3 minutes all night long. Hmmmm, must have been a diuretic, no?
 
2006-09-26 06:35:59 PM  
Western Americans apparently safe from its effects?
 
2006-09-26 06:36:41 PM  
All three listed under death cap mushroom.

www.choralnet.org

www.naturallist.com

americanmushrooms.com
 
2006-09-26 06:37:13 PM  
It destroyed the webpage, too!
 
2006-09-26 06:37:52 PM  
I had a nature book as a kid, and always got a kick out of the first page relating to mushrooms:

Which types of mushroom are edible?

All of them, but some only once.
 
2006-09-26 06:39:23 PM  
My name is Mary Katherine Blackwood. I am eighteen years old, and I live with my sister Constance. I have often thought that with any luck at all, I could have been born a werewolf, because the two middle fingers on both my hands are the same length, but I have had to be content with what I had. I dislike washing myself, and dogs, and noise. I like my sister Constance, and Richard Plantagenet, and Amanita phalloides, the death-cup mushroom. Everyone else in our family is dead.
 
2006-09-26 06:39:27 PM  
Sure "Destroying Angel" sounds bad, but maybe it's just the old Greenland/inflammable thing...

/we bad
 
2006-09-26 06:40:48 PM  
Meh, the Eastern American Destroying Angel has nothing on the...

...Elegant Stinkhorn. The greatest mushroom name evah.
 
2006-09-26 06:40:56 PM  
 
2006-09-26 06:42:40 PM  
I have to take death cap mushroom derivatives (DCMD's) to control my SIDS.
 
2006-09-26 06:43:32 PM  
img218.imageshack.us

/love using that pic
 
2006-09-26 06:45:39 PM  
The new link is:

http://www.startribune.com/462/story/702753.html
 
2006-09-26 06:46:10 PM  
sounds like a yoga position
 
2006-09-26 06:46:57 PM  
You better be prepare!
 
2006-09-26 06:50:02 PM  
www.mgroves.com
/pretend they're mushrooms
 
2006-09-26 06:50:16 PM  
I've actually died of liver failure from eating poisonous mushrooms so I am getting a kick out of all of these responses....

Seriously folks, don't eat mushrooms you find in the wild. Just don't. Spend a little coin and buy them from a store or something. I don't care how much it looks like the "safe one in the picture in my Edible Mushrooms book" - it just isn't worth the consequences.
 
2006-09-26 06:51:50 PM  
Did none of the kids in that family have Outdoor Education in elementary school? In mine there was a whole 4 hour class and we sang songs about not eating mushrooms on the ground.

Jeebus, I can't believe there are people who still just pick up mushrooms from the ground and eat them.
 
2006-09-26 06:52:43 PM  
Not to be mistaken for the 'kill yo motherf**king ass' mushroom.
 
2006-09-26 06:54:35 PM  
FYI - not all Amanitas are poisonous. Amanita Muscaria, for example, is better known as toadstool and relatively non-toxic (small doses are fine, medium doses can induce shamanic voyages, extremely large amounts can be dangerous).

Wild mushrooms are very dangerous if you don't know what you're doing, however. There are relatives of most edible and/or recreational mushrooms that can kill you. Do not pick mushrooms for consumption unless you know what you're doing.
 
2006-09-26 06:56:07 PM  
Wasn't there a rule about them: brown ok, pink or white is fright?

Or was that about eye?

/ewwwww!!!
 
2006-09-26 06:57:50 PM  
www.virtualmuseum.ca

look out for these buggers too. although it is fun to watch the ladies gobble em down.
 
2006-09-26 06:59:49 PM  
these too
www.karenlee.com
 
2006-09-26 07:00:38 PM  
ExcessNeckSkin
Spend a little coin and buy them from a store or something.

Agreed. Especially since the "non-poisonous variety commonly found in southeast Asia" that they mistook it for is probably the Straw Mushroom, which you can easily get a can of for about a measly dollar. Is the risk really worth that?
 
2006-09-26 07:03:47 PM  
Jeebus, I can't believe there are people who still just pick up mushrooms from the ground and eat them.

img180.imageshack.us


You clean them and soak them in water, then roll them in corn flour and fry them in a skillet. They are SO GOOD.
 
2006-09-26 07:04:25 PM  
The Destroying Angel
Artist: Throes Of Dawn
Album: Quicksilver Clouds
Year: 2004
Title: The Destroying Angel


White flowers of mould
decorate your skin
My broken arteries
flooded with your sleep

Led me through asphyxia
into the white fields of amanita
Through sweet sleep of narcosis
into the closed rooms of paranoia

Light of the other world
shines through your open mouth
Embrace of the all-absorbing,
The Destroying angel

The door of future is closing
Frail reality failing
I hear you sing
the song of future failing

And I fall through the black hole of your eyes
Down into the deepest Theta space
And burn through the spheres of a million suns
Down into the plateau of my mind

Where the shadows are whispering
in the dimmest Theta space
Where the spell of your destroying touch
was crafted with higher mathematics
Where the universe is choking
Down on your unhealing hands

Destroying Angel
Devour my thoughts

Asphyxia
Amanita
Narcosis
Paranoia
 
2006-09-26 07:07:08 PM  
Yeah you should read the label to see what their name is before eating them.
 
2006-09-26 07:15:11 PM  
Fuhk people are stupid.

That poor kid woulda died sooner or later, with morons for parents.
 
2006-09-26 07:17:32 PM  
redbloodwyn
Did none of the kids in that family have Outdoor Education in elementary school? In mine there was a whole 4 hour class and we sang songs about not eating mushrooms on the ground.

Well, this isn't some kid who ate something they found, some adult picked them and prepared them for a meal. And the article mentions they are Hmong, which indicates they are probably relatively new to the US so they may not have ever had anyone warn them against eating wild mushrooms, and the mushrooms may have looked like something they were used to picking and eating back home.
 
2006-09-26 07:18:00 PM  
Never, ever, ever eat a wild mushroom unless you're absolutely sure what it is.

That's the problem. These people were 'absolutely sure' the mushroom they ate was an edible one commonly found in china.

now they're 'absolutely farked'
 
2006-09-26 07:20:22 PM  
Rule 1:

If the gills are white. DO NOT TOUCH. let alone eat.

That should cut out a fairly large portion of the nasty ones, i.e. the amanitas.

After that it's like russian roulette. Only with mushrooms. Wheeee!
 
2006-09-26 07:27:48 PM  
da 'shrooms give me nasty doo-doo. Never eat.

/explosive
 
2006-09-26 07:31:26 PM  
Hmong Hmong!
 
2006-09-26 07:46:05 PM  
www.chm.bris.ac.uk
These, however are your friend.
 
2006-09-26 07:50:07 PM  
Mushroom trivia time!

Portabello mushrooms are just big shiatake mushrooms!

/the more you know
 
2006-09-26 07:55:31 PM  
Look for the vulva, or cup, at the base of the 'shroom. That is a good indicator that it is an Amanita.
 
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