July 05, 2004
A web of tentacles
A fungus living three feet underground at the Malheur National Forest in Oregon may be the world's largest living organism.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at July 5, 2004 08:20 AM
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There was an X-Files episode about this thing, wasn't there? I'm sure of it.
Posted by: Chris Taylor at July 5, 2004 09:41 AM
Yes, it sucks Scully and Mulder down into itself, and somewhow causes them to have hours of lucid hallucinations, including one where they escape from the fungus. I get the feeling they never spent much time researching actual science on that show.
Posted by: Jerry at July 5, 2004 11:19 AM
Too bad we can't ask it questions!
Posted by: Eric Scheie at July 9, 2004 03:56 PM