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There’s a fungus among us.

The most massive fruiting body of any fungus yet documented has been discovered growing on the underside of a tree in China.

The fruiting body, which is equivalent to the mushrooms produced by other fungi species, is up to 10m long, 80cm wide and weighs half a tonne.

That shatters the record held previously by a fungus growing in Kew Gardens in the UK.

via BBC Nature

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August 1, 2011 Posted by | cool stuff, Strange | Comments Off on There’s a fungus among us.

Quote:”I can hear my eyeballs moving.”

Doctors were baffled when a British man told them, “I can hear my eyeballs moving”.

But they finally diagnosed that Stephen Mabbutt had a rare ear condition in which sounds inside the body are heard very loudly, The Sun reported.

Mr Mabbutt, 57, could also hear his heart beating – and when he chewed food, the noise was deafening to him.

via News.com.au.

August 1, 2011 Posted by | Strange | Comments Off on Quote:”I can hear my eyeballs moving.”