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(Discover)   This mushroom has 20,000 different genders and can mate with any other species. Sounds like a fungi   ( blogs.discovermagazine.com) divider line
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2017-11-08 12:47:20 AM  
Must be tough for them to fill out that question on their Facebook profiles.
/Fungbook?
 
2017-11-08 02:28:34 AM  
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2017-11-08 05:55:10 AM  
no subby, it can only mate with its own species.

with so many variations, the fungi can mate with nearly every individual of their species they meet
 
2017-11-08 06:09:03 AM  
That's a lot of restrooms for the Bible Belt to handle
 
2017-11-08 06:24:52 AM  
A fungi with a big ol mushroom head.

Giggity.
 
2017-11-08 06:29:04 AM  
Mycology is a hobby of mine...Mostly Cubensis
 
2017-11-08 06:57:34 AM  
I think Star Trek Discovery just found a new plotline!
 
2017-11-08 07:34:23 AM  

brainlordmesomorph: I think Star Trek Discovery just found a new plotline!


Star Trek: Discovery Nights. A softcore porn spin-off.
 
2017-11-08 08:19:07 AM  
I laughed.  Nice headline.
 
2017-11-08 08:42:08 AM  
Gender, being a social construct, is not something a fungus can have. It could have a sex depending on how you define it, but not a gender. The article referenced never mentions sex or gender, just "mating type". Both subby and the article's author failed miserably here. And as previously mentioned, it mates with other sexes, not species.
Subby should feel bad, but author should be fired. Discover is supposed to be science-ish, and having this much fail in one article is baaaaad.
 
2017-11-08 08:47:56 AM  

batlock666: brainlordmesomorph: I think Star Trek Discovery just found a new plotline!

Star Trek: Discovery Nights. A softcore porn spin-off.


I'd watch that... for the acting.
 
2017-11-08 09:28:47 AM  
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2017-11-08 10:18:00 AM  
So then mayonnaise really is a gender?
 
2017-11-08 10:49:35 AM  
The spore you know....
 
2017-11-08 10:50:50 AM  

SwiftFox: That's a lot of restrooms for the Bible Belt to handle


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2017-11-08 10:55:02 AM  
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2017-11-08 12:02:36 PM  
FTA: The loci are called A and B and the alleles are termed "alpha" and "beta." That makes four possible sexes, but there's another twist. Every A-alpha/beta and B-alpha/beta can have many different variants, called specificities. It amounts to more than 339 specificities for A and 64 for B. Putting those two together yields thousands of possible unique sexes.

So would they be fungible?

CSB: My son hosted a German doctoral student getting her PhD in mycology. She was telling me about the mushrooms having thousands of genders and the countless ways they can combine to reproduce. I swear she was getting turned on talking about it. She said that if humans were like that then the LGBTQ flag would look like a Pantone color chart.
 
2017-11-08 02:41:28 PM  

ThatGuyOverThere: Both subby and the article's author failed miserably here.


1. Step away from the computer.
2/ Go in your kitchen and locate your box of Wheaties.
3. Throw them out--someone has pissed in them.
 
2017-11-08 03:24:55 PM  

Slypork: CSB: My son hosted farked a German doctoral student getting her PhD in mycology. She was telling me about the mushrooms having thousands of genders and the countless ways they can combine to reproduce. I swear she was getting turned on talking about it. She said that if humans were like that then the LGBTQ flag would look like a Pantone color chart.

ftfy

Sensei Can You See: ThatGuyOverThere: Both subby and the article's author failed miserably here.

1. Step away from the computer.
2/ Go in your kitchen and locate your box of Wheaties.
3. Throw them out--someone has pissed in them.

Listen, buddy, if you want to be complicit in the decline of scientific literacy, that's your own bad lookout. I'm not cool with it.

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2017-11-08 04:18:32 PM  

ThatGuyOverThere: Listen, buddy, if you want to be complicit in the decline of scientific literacy, that's your own bad lookout. I'm not cool with it.


Last I checked this was a humor site for submitting humorous headlines. I don't feel bad for submitting this and I sure as heck don't think the original author should be fired.

If you're looking to Fark for scientific accuracy to the extent you would trust it to help you avoid toxic mushrooms or whatever I'd say you're looking for love in all the wrong places.
 
2017-11-09 12:44:47 AM  
Juffo-Wup fills in my fibers and I grow turgid. Violent action ensues.
 
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