Ten fun facts about Mushrooms


Fact 1
Since many species of mushrooms can appear overnight, Ancient Egyptians thought they were grown by magic.

Fact 2
Spore colors range from black to pink to yellow, but are almost never blue, green or red.

Fact 3
Psilocybin mushrooms, outlawed in the United States, have been reported to induce mystical and psychedelic experiences.

Fact 4
According to the hieroglyphics of the Ancient Egyptians over 4,600 years ago, they also believed that mushrooms were the plant of immortality.

Fact 5
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.

Fact 6
Mushroom extracts have been used, for medicinal purposes, to help inhibit tumor growth and others have shown to isolate anti-inflammatory properties.

Fact 7
When put in UV light, mushrooms have the ability to produce Vitamin D.

Fact 8
Though toadstool was another word used to identify a mushroom, it was commonly used to describe poisonous mushrooms.

Fact 9
"Fungophobia", a term developed by William Delisle Hay, is the fear of toadstools.

Fact 10
Not only can mushrooms be consumed, but they can also be used for dying wool, since some of their compounds can produce vivid colors.


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