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quatchi     
resource.mmgn.com

12 Nov 2012 12:11 AM
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mamoru    [TotalFark]  
I don't know or care if it's an old joke or not, OUTSTANDING headline, subby. :D

12 Nov 2012 01:17 AM
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alienated     

mamoru: I don't know or care if it's an old joke or not, OUTSTANDING headline, subby. :D


I can only add- this. well done.

12 Nov 2012 01:21 AM
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AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
Now that marijuana is legal in WA and CO, I wonder when mushrooms will be made legal as well.

You guys seem pretty hip and down. I bet you could tell me where to get some 'shrooms in WA.

/totally not a cop

12 Nov 2012 06:52 AM
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Feral_and_Preposterous     
Data says there were 1,700 cases of mushroom ingestion in California? Sounds like bad data. There are probably pizza joints that account for that many cases per week. I ingested mushrooms thrice last week. Granted, they came from the supermarket, but there was mushroom ingestion happening.

12 Nov 2012 06:57 AM
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BronyMedic     

12 Nov 2012 07:06 AM
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zamboni    [TotalFark]  
That reminds me of one of my strange pet peeves.

I hate the term "microwaveable."

Everything is microwaveable. It's just that the results might vary. Sure, your frozen dinner or a bowl of soup is... but so is aluminum foil, light bulbs, puppies. Whatever. Sure, your particular device might be rendered unusable... but it's still true. Hell, the earth gets hit with microwaves constantly. The earth is microwaveable.

12 Nov 2012 07:11 AM
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IAMTHEINTARWEBS     
My HS bio teacher said the rule for eating wild mushrooms was
NEVER
NEVER
NEVER
NEVER
NEVER
NEVER
NEVER do it.
Said it didn't count unless you said never 7 times.

12 Nov 2012 07:18 AM
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Jon iz teh kewl     

zamboni: That reminds me of one of my strange pet peeves.

I hate the term "microwaveable."

Everything is microwaveable. It's just that the results might vary. Sure, your frozen dinner or a bowl of soup is... but so is aluminum foil, light bulbs, puppies. Whatever. Sure, your particular device might be rendered unusable... but it's still true. Hell, the earth gets hit with microwaves constantly. The earth is microwaveable.


be u robot or human

12 Nov 2012 07:36 AM
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Vodka Zombie     
I lived in a city with a pretty large Hmong and SE Asian immigrant population, and, without fail, every year from spring to fall, there was always at least one story of a family being wiped out from eating mushrooms they picked themselves.

12 Nov 2012 07:37 AM
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xanadian    [TotalFark]  

IAMTHEINTARWEBS: My HS bio teacher said the rule for eating wild mushrooms was
NEVER
NEVER
NEVER
NEVER
NEVER
NEVER
NEVER do it.
Said it didn't count unless you said never 7 times.


All right there, Miss Swift...

BronyMedic: i.imgur.com


That pic has always given me a bit of a chuckle. I think it's the little airplane that does it for me.

12 Nov 2012 07:46 AM
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No Time To Explain     
YOESMO?

12 Nov 2012 07:48 AM
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Milos Hattrick     
farm3.static.flickr.com

12 Nov 2012 07:49 AM
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BigJT     
Everything is only edible once.

/unless you're into scat
//or are pulling it from the still warm stomach of a freshly killed ungulate
///i'm not into either

12 Nov 2012 07:57 AM
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ani23     

zamboni: That reminds me of one of my strange pet peeves.

I hate the term "microwaveable."

Everything is microwaveable. It's just that the results might vary. Sure, your frozen dinner or a bowl of soup is... but so is aluminum foil, light bulbs, puppies. Whatever. Sure, your particular device might be rendered unusable... but it's still true. Hell, the earth gets hit with microwaves constantly. The earth is microwaveable.


The derp is strong with you

12 Nov 2012 08:01 AM
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BigJT     

ani23: zamboni: That reminds me of one of my strange pet peeves.

I hate the term "microwaveable."

Everything is microwaveable. It's just that the results might vary. Sure, your frozen dinner or a bowl of soup is... but so is aluminum foil, light bulbs, puppies. Whatever. Sure, your particular device might be rendered unusable... but it's still true. Hell, the earth gets hit with microwaves constantly. The earth is microwaveable.

The derp is strong with you


I actually agree with zamboni. Everything's microwaveable, but not everything is microwave safe.

12 Nov 2012 08:08 AM
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Molavian    [TotalFark]  

ani23: zamboni: That reminds me of one of my strange pet peeves.

I hate the term "microwaveable."

Everything is microwaveable. It's just that the results might vary. Sure, your frozen dinner or a bowl of soup is... but so is aluminum foil, light bulbs, puppies. Whatever. Sure, your particular device might be rendered unusable... but it's still true. Hell, the earth gets hit with microwaves constantly. The earth is microwaveable.

The derp is strong with you


It just means that microwaves are all natural.

12 Nov 2012 08:29 AM
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Lochsteppe     

Jon iz teh kewl: zamboni: That reminds me of one of my strange pet peeves.

I hate the term "microwaveable."

Everything is microwaveable. It's just that the results might vary. Sure, your frozen dinner or a bowl of soup is... but so is aluminum foil, light bulbs, puppies. Whatever. Sure, your particular device might be rendered unusable... but it's still true. Hell, the earth gets hit with microwaves constantly. The earth is microwaveable.

be u robot or human


Are the mushrooms mechanical in any way?

12 Nov 2012 08:31 AM
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Marcintosh     
how did these people get to be teh old if they were this dumb?

What? Can't Brain today? Have a Dumb?

12 Nov 2012 08:43 AM
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number8     

Lochsteppe: Jon iz teh kewl: zamboni: That reminds me of one of my strange pet peeves.

I hate the term "microwaveable."

Everything is microwaveable. It's just that the results might vary. Sure, your frozen dinner or a bowl of soup is... but so is aluminum foil, light bulbs, puppies. Whatever. Sure, your particular device might be rendered unusable... but it's still true. Hell, the earth gets hit with microwaves constantly. The earth is microwaveable.

be u robot or human

Are the mushrooms mechanical in any way?


No. They are the bad kind of mushrooms.

12 Nov 2012 08:55 AM
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AngryDragon     
"Destroying Angel"

"Death Cap"

Poisonous mushrooms have the coolest names.

12 Nov 2012 08:57 AM
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ManifestDestiny     

xanadian: BronyMedic: i.imgur.com

That pic has always given me a bit of a chuckle. I think it's the little airplane that does it for me.


I have the exact same reaction as you do. It's definitely the little airplane.

12 Nov 2012 09:09 AM
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pciszek     
If you must gather wild mushrooms, keep them to yourself.

12 Nov 2012 09:11 AM
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AndreMA     

AverageAmericanGuy: You guys seem pretty hip and down. I bet you could tell me where to get some 'shrooms in WA.


Outside.

Several psychedelic species grow wild in that region.

12 Nov 2012 09:11 AM
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rightylefty     
There are plenty of bold mushroom hunters.
And there are plenty of old mushroom hunters.
But there are very few bold AND old mushroom hunters. 

What kind of moron would feed self-hunted mushrooms to a bunch of seniors?

12 Nov 2012 09:28 AM
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The Irresponsible Captain     
I don't get the fear of picking mushrooms. Yes there are some dangerous poisonous mushrooms, but there are a number of easily identifiable safe ones as well. If you're picking wild mushrooms and you're not sure you put them in the other container and find someone who's an expert, or at the very least spend some time with a field guide to sort out the ones you're confident about.

There are also a few mushrooms that are iffy -- they affect different people in different ways. I could be perfectly fine and another person will have a reaction. The mushroom guides tell you that, and I wouldn't be giving them to anyone without warning them first. I'd definitely leave them out of a soup I was giving out.

12 Nov 2012 09:29 AM
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mortimer_ford     

AngryDragon: "Destroying Angel"

"Death Cap"

Poisonous mushrooms have the coolest names.


Except for the Polka Dot Percival. It's the mushroom we'd rather not speak of.

12 Nov 2012 09:31 AM
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washington-babylon     
Hmmm... Let me guess, an Amanita was involved.
*checks Article*
Yep, NAILED IT.

/get a proper COLOR mushroom identification book.
//If you cannot positively identify it, DON'T EAT IT.
///even if some won't kill you, they will make you wish you were dead (Boletus with Alcohol).
////slashies.

12 Nov 2012 09:42 AM
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Lincatz     
More fun common mushroom names:
Dead Man's Hand
Dean Man's Fingers
Dog Vomit Fungus
The Stinkhorn -and its scientific name is just as fun: Phallus impudicus
Dog stinkhorn - and its fun science name: Mutinus Caninus
Black trumpet
elfin saddle
fairy thread
fairy fingers
King Alfred's Cakes -also known as crampballs. The story is that you place this thing that resembles a black charcoal briquette in your armpit to relieve cramps. What kind of cramps are not specified. And why any one would look at these as cakes is even more baffling.
Judas's Ear
Dog Turd Fungus
Carnation fungus
Devil's Urn
Orange peel fungus
witch's butter
puffball isn't a funny name but its scientific name lycoperdon translates literally to "wolf fart" which refers to the cloud or green spores that come out of fully dried and ripe specimens.

I collect, serve and consume wild gathered mushrooms. I am by no means an expert, but I do know what to look for when collecting and which ones to leave in the ground. By learning about caps, rings, gills vs pores vs teeth, spore color, and more the chance of mistaking a white amanita for a grocery store button mushroom or for a parasol or for some other white mushroom is like mistaking a bunch of broccoli for a pine tree or a thistle or a bunch of toads. The differences are that obvious once someone takes the time to actually learn about mushrooms and what makes each one unique. I have eaten a member of the Amanita family commonly called the grisette. I had it two years ago and it was quite delicious and I am quite fine. I love mushrooms, edible and otherwise and I never stop learning new things about them. It's not rocket science.

Speaking of rocket science: the False Morel produces a chemical that is a single hydrogen bond from being rocket fuel. Cooking it in a closed pan on high heat activates the hydrogen bond needed and produces rocket fuel. Eat it and die, or at least become very sick. False morels in parts of Europe don't have this chemical, some in parts of Canada produce an excess of this chemical. Another weird fact: Oyster mushrooms are carnivorous: they send their hyphae (roots) into the mouths of nematodes and devour them.

The more you know.

12 Nov 2012 09:52 AM
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Badgers     

Marcintosh: how did these people get to be teh old if they were this dumb?

What? Can't Brain today? Have a Dumb?


Did you even read the article? They were given to them in a soup by their "caregiver".

Reed called the event a tragedy, in which the caregiver "just didn't know" the mushrooms were poisonous.

IF YOU DON'T KNOW, DON'T GIVE THEM, YOU FARKING RETARDED FARKWIT MURDERER.

12 Nov 2012 09:59 AM
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signaljammer     
A mushroom hunter would be well served to have a good oil-immersion microscope. Spore size and morphology yields useful clues.

12 Nov 2012 10:09 AM
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Jon iz teh kewl     

Lochsteppe: Jon iz teh kewl: zamboni: That reminds me of one of my strange pet peeves.

I hate the term "microwaveable."

Everything is microwaveable. It's just that the results might vary. Sure, your frozen dinner or a bowl of soup is... but so is aluminum foil, light bulbs, puppies. Whatever. Sure, your particular device might be rendered unusable... but it's still true. Hell, the earth gets hit with microwaves constantly. The earth is microwaveable.

be u robot or human

Are the mushrooms mechanical in any way?


NO IT IS THE BAD KIND OF MUSHROOM

12 Nov 2012 10:09 AM
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LittleSmitty     
I can only identify one type of wild mushroom. It grows in cow dung and tastes TERRIBLE. But the hallucinations are a blast.

12 Nov 2012 10:14 AM
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chuckufarlie     

mamoru: I don't know or care if it's an old joke or not, OUTSTANDING headline, subby. :D


show me a mushroom that you can eat more than once. Unless you vomit, once per mushroom is the limit.

12 Nov 2012 10:16 AM
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nanim     
There are old mushroom eaters.
There are bold mushroom eaters.
There are very few old, bold mushroom eaters.

12 Nov 2012 10:49 AM
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Gough     
In one of my Biology classes, we read a first-person account of someone who realized that he'd eaten a poisonous mushroom. He made it a point to document his experience, at least as long as he was able. He kind of trailed off at the end....

/It made me extra careful during the field trips in my graduate classes in mycology.

12 Nov 2012 10:52 AM
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Marcintosh     

Badgers: Marcintosh: how did these people get to be teh old if they were this dumb?

What? Can't Brain today? Have a Dumb?

Did you even read the article?


Why yes I did as a matter of fact. Did you read my response?

They were given to them in a soup by their "caregiver".

Around these parts we call them serial killers

Reed called the event a tragedy, in which the caregiver "just didn't know" the mushrooms were poisonous.

IF YOU DON'T KNOW, DON'T GIVE THEM, YOU FARKING RETARDED FARKWIT MURDERER.
 

Dude- calm down - they're dead - shouting and name calling isn't going to help. No need to be abrasive.
Don't forget, this is FARK not FOX Same idea just more accurate and less hate.

12 Nov 2012 12:04 PM
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SquiggsIN     
I have a guide to gathering wild fungus/mushrooms.

Given the consequences of being wrong, the only thing I have dared to gather and eat myself were just morels which are pretty easy to distinguish from most other types of mushroom.

12 Nov 2012 12:58 PM
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Jument     
I think calling this "accidental" is really appropriate. The mushrooms did not fall into the soup by accident. They were put there by someone too stupid to realize that they were lethally toxic. If someone were driving down the street and made an error of judgment that left two people dead and four in hospital, the word "accidental" probably wouldn't be used. The term "negligent homicide" might be, though.

12 Nov 2012 01:28 PM
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Raven Darke     

Jument: I think calling this "accidental" is really appropriate. The mushrooms did not fall into the soup by accident. They were put there by someone too stupid to realize that they were lethally toxic. If someone were driving down the street and made an error of judgment that left two people dead and four in hospital, the word "accidental" probably wouldn't be used. The term "negligent homicide" might be, though.


The issue is that there is an edible (truely edible, as in eat it and live) member of the Amanita family that grows in SE Asia. It bears a very string resemblance to A.phalloides and A. ocreata. The issue is that people don't realize that not everything grows everywhere. Forex., If there was a toxic plant that resembled blueberries, there would be a lot more poisinings from it.

And BronyMedic, that mushroom in the middel is A. muscaria, the Fly Agaric. It won't kill you, but might make you wish you were dead. It is a powerful hallucinogenic (reactions will vary) and will definitely make you throw up. I've talked to someone who's experience with it was that he passed out for 72 hours, waking only to vomit.

12 Nov 2012 02:32 PM
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calicocatsinjail    [TotalFark]  
img577.imageshack.us 
In my garden this summer.

12 Nov 2012 02:38 PM
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AndreMA     

Lincatz: Speaking of rocket science: the False Morel produces a chemical that is a single hydrogen bond from being rocket fuel. Cooking it in a closed pan on high heat activates the hydrogen bond needed and produces rocket fuel. Eat it and die, or at least become very sick. False morels in parts of Europe don't have this chemical, some in parts of Canada produce an excess of this chemical.


I thought that the issue was that cooking drove off the monomethylhydrazine, not that it altered it? One needs to cook them with proper ventilation, as the fumes can can sicken.

Pickled false morels are apparently pretty popular and commercially available in Finland.

12 Nov 2012 03:25 PM
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sickbeef     
FTA: Agency spokesman Michael Weston said Saturday the facility was licensed in 2007 to operator Raisa Oselsky as a residential care home for six residents age 60 and over.

veryaware.com

This guy gets around

/Hot like Fiona

12 Nov 2012 05:00 PM
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Mock26     
I have picked and eaten a lot of wild mushrooms over the years. Of course, each time I was with an "expert" who knew exactly which ones to eat. As it stands, there are only two wild mushrooms that I can identify correctly. And unfortunately they are not abundant here in Chicago.

12 Nov 2012 05:41 PM
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Melvin Lovecraft     
I once ate too many of these.

thegreatmorel.com

Ha ha! I'm kidding. It's not possible to eat too many of these.

12 Nov 2012 07:21 PM
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zamboni    [TotalFark]  

ani23: zamboni: That reminds me of one of my strange pet peeves.

I hate the term "microwaveable."

Everything is microwaveable. It's just that the results might vary. Sure, your frozen dinner or a bowl of soup is... but so is aluminum foil, light bulbs, puppies. Whatever. Sure, your particular device might be rendered unusable... but it's still true. Hell, the earth gets hit with microwaves constantly. The earth is microwaveable.

The derp is strong with you


Hey... thanks! That reminds me of another pet peeve. The meanings of words no longer mean what they originally meant. And apparently newbies apply them to anything.. Words like "derp, " "white-knighting," "butthurt," "ironic," etc. It's sad... they let anyone on computers these days.

14 Nov 2012 09:26 PM
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