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(New York Daily News)   Man discovers mushrooms bigger than basketballs growing in his backyard. New found publicity makes him the most fun guy on the block   (nydailynews.com) divider line 49
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2013-10-05 03:56:27 AM  
so do'h we're done and its all done and steuff
 
2013-10-05 07:00:24 AM  
Although they are the largest plant biology professor Jonathan Walton has seen, they aren't worth any money and would not taste good, he said.

*sigh*
 
2013-10-05 07:58:12 AM  
"Mario brothers reference"
 
2013-10-05 08:30:44 AM  
Poor Leslie.
 
2013-10-05 09:36:01 AM  
Amy said the duo was celebrating an anniversary when her husband shouted upstairs that he had a surprise for her.


Shouting up stairs seems to be an odd way to celebrate an anniversary, but ok.
 
2013-10-05 09:53:32 AM  

I_Am_Weasel: Amy said the duo was celebrating an anniversary when her husband shouted upstairs that he had a surprise for her.


Shouting up stairs seems to be an odd way to celebrate an anniversary, but ok.


I know the first year is paper, and the second is cotton, but I can't remember which year is fungus.
 
2013-10-05 10:11:54 AM  

2wolves: Poor Leslie.


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She sounds kinky.
 
2013-10-05 10:24:03 AM  

I_Am_Weasel: Amy said the duo was celebrating an anniversary when her husband shouted upstairs that he had a surprise for her.


Shouting up stairs seems to be an odd way to celebrate an anniversary, but ok.


Also extremely disappointing when she found out why he was shouting "look at the size of this!".
 
2013-10-05 10:24:04 AM  

I_C_Weener: 2wolves: Poor Leslie.

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She sounds kinky.


Mushrooms do grow in dark, moist places.
 
2013-10-05 10:36:10 AM  

I_C_Weener: 2wolves: Poor Leslie.

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She sounds kinky.


Those might be the yeast of her problems...
 
2013-10-05 10:42:50 AM  
When I was little we used to jump on puffballs and like to see them explode.  We would have felt like we hit the motherload with this mushroom.
 
2013-10-05 11:20:23 AM  
Maybe I'm just not that romantic, but if my boyfriend told he had a surprise for me for our anniversary, and he presented me with a giant mushroom he found in our backyard, I'd seriously consider whether he'd recently hit his head on something.
 
2013-10-05 11:36:05 AM  

Boys! Raise Giant Mushrooms in Your Cellar!

 
2013-10-05 11:50:46 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Although they are the largest plant biology professor Jonathan Walton has seen, they aren't worth any money and would not taste good, he said.

*sigh*


The mycologist was tripping balls at the time, so they had to settle for a plant biologist.
 
2013-10-05 11:56:15 AM  
So in other words...

There's a humongous fungus among us?
 
2013-10-05 12:00:40 PM  

I_C_Weener: She sounds kinky.


Leslie can be a boy's name, too.
 
2013-10-05 12:18:26 PM  

Baron Harkonnen: I_C_Weener: She sounds kinky.

Leslie can be a boy's name, too.


I had an uncle named Leslie, then he was my aunt, and now (s)he's my cousin.

/my family tree is a tree
//just that branch...is a branch not branches
///not at all the truth
 
2013-10-05 12:22:10 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Although they are the largest plant biology professor Jonathan Walton has seen, they aren't worth any money and would not taste good, he said.

*sigh*


I knew someone who was buying shrooms and insisted on a bag full of stems because "that's where the roots are."
 
2013-10-05 12:22:34 PM  
Although they are the largest plant biology professor Jonathan Walton has seen, they aren't worth any money and would not taste good, he said.
If you dont like mushrooms... Otherwise theyre fine to eat, we have them in an appetizer on the menu next week in fact, the sous chefs grandpa found some in his yard and brought them in.

Freaked me out though cuz from across the kitchen they looked like legless headcrabs or something.
 
2013-10-05 12:25:00 PM  

Donnchadha: I_C_Weener: 2wolves: Poor Leslie.

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She sounds kinky.

Those might be the yeast of her problems...


More bad puns?  Oh, spore me.
 
2013-10-05 12:26:11 PM  
"Although they are the largest plant biology professor Jonathan Walton has seen, they aren't worth any money and would not taste good, he said."

Moran.

And though they don't have a distinctive taste like smaller mushrooms, they are quite good to eat. They're kind of like tofu in texture and the ability to take on whatever flavors they're cooked with. They can also be worth a few bucks to suckers like me. I tried one at a local farmers market just out of curiosity; had the purveyor slice me off a thick steak-sized piece and took it home and sauteed it in some butter and seasoning with eggs on the side. Was delicious, and I'd do it again.
 
2013-10-05 12:44:43 PM  
uh, subby, wouldn't it be FUNNEST GUY, not 'the most fun guy'?
 
2013-10-05 12:45:20 PM  
Wow that must of been a really slow news day with nothing important going on if a Puffball gets airtime.

/not a very big Puffball as well
 
2013-10-05 12:46:03 PM  

Top Geezer: "Although they are the largest plant biology professor Jonathan Walton has seen, they aren't worth any money and would not taste good, he said."

Moran.

And though they don't have a distinctive taste like smaller mushrooms, they are quite good to eat. They're kind of like tofu in texture and the ability to take on whatever flavors they're cooked with. They can also be worth a few bucks to suckers like me. I tried one at a local farmers market just out of curiosity; had the purveyor slice me off a thick steak-sized piece and took it home and sauteed it in some butter and seasoning with eggs on the side. Was delicious, and I'd do it again.


Yep. Giant puffballs. Edible as long as they don't start developing spores. Don't have much flavor on their own, but they do taste like whatever you cook them in. Its basically like a basketball-sized lump of tofu grew out of your backyard.
 
2013-10-05 12:52:00 PM  
Probably just meteor shiat
 
2013-10-05 12:58:26 PM  

The Flexecutioner: uh, subby, wouldn't it be FUNNEST GUY, not 'the most fun guy'?


Why did the mushroom get invited to the party?

Because he was a ???
 
2013-10-05 12:58:35 PM  
Fry that up with some bacon.
 
2013-10-05 01:12:17 PM  
Didn't happen to see a rather large caterpillar with a hookah by any chance, did you?

/we're through the looking glass on this one people
 
2013-10-05 02:08:58 PM  
this is newsworthy?  i've found puffballs bigger than that

/unfortunately - they aren't good to eat that big
//small ones that are white all the way through are rather tasty
 
2013-10-05 03:15:30 PM  
Smurf village?
 
2013-10-05 03:20:02 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Although they are the largest plant biology professor Jonathan Walton has seen, they aren't worth any money and would not taste good, he said.

*sigh*


The more I read this, the more I give them reasonable doubt in having found a professor of biology related to plants who was available and knows about native fungi and not suggesting this was the largest plant the professor of biology had seen since this would mean there are no trees nearby or otherwise suggesting this was the largest of the plant type the professor of biology had seen since this is a convoluted sentence. Terrible phrasing? Absolutely. Utter stupidity about basic taxonomy? Eh...

Other note is this is not news in the least what with the article stating some grow to five meters in diameter, and this one is not yet half a meter in diameter.
 
2013-10-05 03:33:17 PM  

Fano: Probably just meteor shiat


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2013-10-05 03:37:40 PM  
Ever tried puffball? No? Don't...it's disgusting.
 
2013-10-05 03:47:37 PM  
Spot on subby, spot on...
 
2013-10-05 05:42:31 PM  
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Better have those analyzed.

/Outer Limits to the rescue.
 
2013-10-05 05:45:33 PM  
Wow. That's a nice one! So round, and smooth, and white ... oh, wait, that's his head.

Karl Pilkington reference to follow by post.

Puff balls are edible. That would make a nice side dish for a large family.

Mushrooms are tricky. Some people can eat them with no ill-effect, while they sicken other people or are even poisonous. Don't eat them unless you are sure you know which species they are. Some can be eaten cooked but should not be eaten raw or vice-versa, or something.

If the name is something like "Angel of Death", avoid it.
 
2013-10-05 05:55:15 PM  
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2013-10-05 05:58:37 PM  

brantgoose: Wow. That's a nice one! So round, and smooth, and white ... oh, wait, that's his head.

Karl Pilkington reference to follow by post.

Puff balls are edible. That would make a nice side dish for a large family.

Mushrooms are tricky. Some people can eat them with no ill-effect, while they sicken other people or are even poisonous. Don't eat them unless you are sure you know which species they are. Some can be eaten cooked but should not be eaten raw or vice-versa, or something.

If the name is something like "Angel of Death", avoid it.


Yep. I know if I've accidentally eaten mushrooms in something. Mouth and throat get itchy and breathing gets a lot less easy. Sucks for my husband since he loves mushrooms, but I've found a compromise. For certain meals, I'll make his portion seperate and make him taste the food after the shrooms of doom go into the mix. He shouldn't have to suffer because of my allergies.
 
2013-10-05 06:07:06 PM  

Ivo Shandor: ecmoRandomNumbers: Although they are the largest plant biology professor Jonathan Walton has seen, they aren't worth any money and would not taste good, he said.

*sigh*

The mycologist was tripping balls at the time, so they had to settle for a plant biologist.


I blame the reporter/editor on that one. It wasn't a quote so I think they were trying to be smarter than the expert.
 
2013-10-05 07:25:23 PM  
How fast do those things grow that he "discovered" them only meters from his house? Or does he just not go outside very often?
 
2013-10-05 08:01:41 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: How fast do those things grow that he "discovered" them only meters from his house? Or does he just not go outside very often?


They usually pop up over night
 
2013-10-05 08:16:46 PM  

libranoelrose: ArcadianRefugee: How fast do those things grow that he "discovered" them only meters from his house? Or does he just not go outside very often?

They usually pop up over night


That's what she said.
 
2013-10-05 08:52:41 PM  
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2013-10-05 10:15:53 PM  
Although they are the largest plant biology professor Jonathan Walton has seen, they aren't worth any money and would not taste good, he said.

What?  Puffballs is good eatin' when theyr'e still white and not actually puffing.
 
2013-10-05 11:02:36 PM  
What I want to know is, can I eat the mushrooms that are growing in the pile of horse manure behind the garden?

/go ask Alice
 
2013-10-06 12:13:33 AM  

libranoelrose: ArcadianRefugee: How fast do those things grow that he "discovered" them only meters from his house? Or does he just not go outside very often?

They usually pop up over night


That large? Really?

*giggles with glee*
 
2013-10-06 01:43:25 AM  

The Flexecutioner: uh, subby, wouldn't it be FUNNEST GUY, not 'the most fun guy'?


Queen my dishes please.
 
2013-10-06 09:50:52 AM  
Geez, I eat a few of these every year, they are common in MI
 
2013-10-06 12:08:16 PM  

Vash's Apprentice: The Flexecutioner: uh, subby, wouldn't it be FUNNEST GUY, not 'the most fun guy'?

Queen my dishes please.


Someone just made me watch that commercial Friday, I had no idea why he kept pointing a me and saying "He doesn't get it"
 
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