Since many species of mushrooms can appear overnight, Ancient Egyptians thought they were grown by magic.
Spore colors range from black to pink to yellow, but are almost never blue, green or red.
Psilocybin mushrooms, outlawed in the United States, have been reported to induce mystical and psychedelic experiences.
According to the hieroglyphics of the Ancient Egyptians over 4,600 years ago, they also believed that mushrooms were the plant of immortality.
Over 30 species of mushrooms possess the ability to glow in the dark because of a chemical reaction called bioluminescence, which produces a glowing light.
Mushroom extracts have been used, for medicinal purposes, to help inhibit tumor growth and others have shown to isolate anti-inflammatory properties.
When put in UV light, mushrooms have the ability to produce Vitamin D.
Though toadstool was another word used to identify a mushroom, it was commonly used to describe poisonous mushrooms.
"Fungophobia", a term developed by William Delisle Hay, is the fear of toadstools.
Not only can mushrooms be consumed, but they can also be used for dying wool, since some of their compounds can produce vivid colors.
An agent that kills the life of a microorganism.
Egypt is a country located in North Africa,
was an ancient civilization of Northeastern Africa, concentrated along the lower reaches of the Nile River in what is now the modern country of Egypt.
A plant which contains about 100 species of shrubs and trees.
An edible green plant in the cabbage family.
A species of the onion genus.
A spring vegetable in the genus Asparagus.
Are cold blooded reptiles that get their name from a Spanish word El Lagarto, meaning “lizard”.
A widely grown hybrid species of the genus Fragaria.