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2012-11-12 08:08:58 AM
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ani23: zamboni: That reminds me of one of my strange pet peeves.

I hate the term "microwaveable."

Everything is microwaveable. It's just that the results might vary. Sure, your frozen dinner or a bowl of soup is... but so is aluminum foil, light bulbs, puppies. Whatever. Sure, your particular device might be rendered unusable... but it's still true. Hell, the earth gets hit with microwaves constantly. The earth is microwaveable.

The derp is strong with you


I actually agree with zamboni. Everything's microwaveable, but not everything is microwave safe.
2012-11-12 09:52:17 AM
2 votes:
More fun common mushroom names:
Dead Man's Hand
Dean Man's Fingers
Dog Vomit Fungus
The Stinkhorn -and its scientific name is just as fun: Phallus impudicus
Dog stinkhorn - and its fun science name: Mutinus Caninus
Black trumpet
elfin saddle
fairy thread
fairy fingers
King Alfred's Cakes -also known as crampballs. The story is that you place this thing that resembles a black charcoal briquette in your armpit to relieve cramps. What kind of cramps are not specified. And why any one would look at these as cakes is even more baffling.
Judas's Ear
Dog Turd Fungus
Carnation fungus
Devil's Urn
Orange peel fungus
witch's butter
puffball isn't a funny name but its scientific name lycoperdon translates literally to "wolf fart" which refers to the cloud or green spores that come out of fully dried and ripe specimens.

I collect, serve and consume wild gathered mushrooms. I am by no means an expert, but I do know what to look for when collecting and which ones to leave in the ground. By learning about caps, rings, gills vs pores vs teeth, spore color, and more the chance of mistaking a white amanita for a grocery store button mushroom or for a parasol or for some other white mushroom is like mistaking a bunch of broccoli for a pine tree or a thistle or a bunch of toads. The differences are that obvious once someone takes the time to actually learn about mushrooms and what makes each one unique. I have eaten a member of the Amanita family commonly called the grisette. I had it two years ago and it was quite delicious and I am quite fine. I love mushrooms, edible and otherwise and I never stop learning new things about them. It's not rocket science.

Speaking of rocket science: the False Morel produces a chemical that is a single hydrogen bond from being rocket fuel. Cooking it in a closed pan on high heat activates the hydrogen bond needed and produces rocket fuel. Eat it and die, or at least become very sick. False morels in parts of Europe don't have this chemical, some in parts of Canada produce an excess of this chemical. Another weird fact: Oyster mushrooms are carnivorous: they send their hyphae (roots) into the mouths of nematodes and devour them.

The more you know.
2012-11-12 01:28:20 PM
1 votes:
I think calling this "accidental" is really appropriate. The mushrooms did not fall into the soup by accident. They were put there by someone too stupid to realize that they were lethally toxic. If someone were driving down the street and made an error of judgment that left two people dead and four in hospital, the word "accidental" probably wouldn't be used. The term "negligent homicide" might be, though.
2012-11-12 10:49:44 AM
1 votes:
There are old mushroom eaters.
There are bold mushroom eaters.
There are very few old, bold mushroom eaters.
2012-11-12 10:09:23 AM
1 votes:
A mushroom hunter would be well served to have a good oil-immersion microscope. Spore size and morphology yields useful clues.
2012-11-12 09:59:50 AM
1 votes:

Marcintosh: how did these people get to be teh old if they were this dumb?

What? Can't Brain today? Have a Dumb?


Did you even read the article? They were given to them in a soup by their "caregiver".

Reed called the event a tragedy, in which the caregiver "just didn't know" the mushrooms were poisonous.

IF YOU DON'T KNOW, DON'T GIVE THEM, YOU FARKING RETARDED FARKWIT MURDERER.
2012-11-12 09:42:47 AM
1 votes:
Hmmm... Let me guess, an Amanita was involved.
*checks Article*
Yep, NAILED IT.

/get a proper COLOR mushroom identification book.
//If you cannot positively identify it, DON'T EAT IT.
///even if some won't kill you, they will make you wish you were dead (Boletus with Alcohol).
////slashies.
2012-11-12 09:11:45 AM
1 votes:
If you must gather wild mushrooms, keep them to yourself.
2012-11-12 09:09:09 AM
1 votes:

xanadian: BronyMedic: i.imgur.com

That pic has always given me a bit of a chuckle. I think it's the little airplane that does it for me.


I have the exact same reaction as you do. It's definitely the little airplane.
2012-11-12 08:57:38 AM
1 votes:
"Destroying Angel"

"Death Cap"

Poisonous mushrooms have the coolest names.
2012-11-12 07:11:58 AM
1 votes:
That reminds me of one of my strange pet peeves.

I hate the term "microwaveable."

Everything is microwaveable. It's just that the results might vary. Sure, your frozen dinner or a bowl of soup is... but so is aluminum foil, light bulbs, puppies. Whatever. Sure, your particular device might be rendered unusable... but it's still true. Hell, the earth gets hit with microwaves constantly. The earth is microwaveable.
2012-11-12 07:06:06 AM
1 votes:
2012-11-12 06:57:40 AM
1 votes:
Data says there were 1,700 cases of mushroom ingestion in California? Sounds like bad data. There are probably pizza joints that account for that many cases per week. I ingested mushrooms thrice last week. Granted, they came from the supermarket, but there was mushroom ingestion happening.
 
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