A Chinese investigative news program Xi'an Up Close became a national laughing stock after a "mysterious mushroom" its investigative reporter featured on the show turned out to be a self-pleasure sex toy.
A giant white truffle dug up in Tuscany, Italy and weighing 1.497 kilograms was sold at auction today, setting a new world record truffle price when billionaire businessman and Macau casino owner Stanley Ho paid $330,000 for the mushroom.
Specimens of Amanita bisporigera at varying stages of maturity collected from the fruiting patch where the patient and her husband had foraged. (bar = 5 cm). Inset shows the two-spored basidium, which is characteristic of the species.
Dr. Adina Weinerman et. al.
Cordyceps: mushrooms that are actually mummified bodies of caterpillars