posted on Aug, 9 2010 @ 02:25 PM
reply to post by iforget
I do find these organisms fascinating, however you are sighting a source that is ten years old!
You really should make it clear in your thread title or OP that this is not 'news' and instead just merely fascinating trivia that may have passed
us by. Many of us have been aware of this organism and others like it for donkey years.
That said it makes you think about how amazing mother nature is. I'm sure scientific researchers in longevity has also been studying these
mind-blowingly large organisms, because it would at least seem that they are not coded to have a particular lifespan, or at least a lifespan short
enough for us to measure.
Shortly after becoming aware of these life forms I saw a horror movie that i think must have been inspired by them. If you can cope with Ben Affleck
it's worth a look. It's an interesting premise about a monster from beneath us rather than one from the sky. It's called Phantoms and also stars
I wonder how much this fungi has grown in the ten years since this article?
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