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Marvel of the Month: Fantastic Fungus

Yaakov Lubin

What do you think is the largest living thing on earth? You might guess a blue whale or a giant redwood tree, but you’d be wrong. The biggest thing in the world is… a huge fungus.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

In the soil of Oregon’s Blue Mountain Forest lies a honey fungus that covers more than four square miles (about 1,665 football fields) and weighs over a hundred tons! Don’t worry, this monster fungus won’t eat you. Fungi (plural for fungus) prefer to eat things that have already died. How a fungus eats is interesting, as they don’t have mouths.

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