posted on May, 29 2004 @ 12:50 PM
Interesting! I wasnt sure what section to put this in, but this seemed as good a place as any since who knows where it came from!
"Giant mushroom baffles experts
Thu 27 May, 2004 22:04
BRAZZAVILLE (Reuters) - A giant three-tiered mushroom which measures a metre across and was found in the tropical forests of the Republic of Congo has
left experts in the capital Brazzaville scratching their heads.
"It's the first time we've ever seen a mushroom like this so it's difficult for us to classify. But we are going to determine what it is
scientifically," Pierre Botaba, head of Congo's veterinary and zoology centre, told reporters on Thursday.
The giant fungi stands 45 centimetres (18 inches) high and has three tiered caps on top of a broad stem. The bottom cap measures one metre across, the
second one 60 cm and the top one is 24 cm wide, Botaba said.
The bizarre-looking mushroom was found in the village of Mvoula about 38 miles from Brazzaville and transported carefully to the capital by the local
I wish they'd post some pics