Deadly brain shrinking fungus !

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The deadly Poison Fire Coral fungus has been discovered in Cairns. Picture: Ray Palmer Source:Supplied

Alle McMahon
news.com.au

The world’s second deadliest fungus, which can shrink a person’s brain if eaten, has been found growing in Far North Queensland.

The Poison Fire Coral fungus is normally found in the mountains of Japan and Korea, but fungus photographer Ray Palmer recently stumbled upon the specimen in Cairns.

Matt Barrett, a mycologist from James Cook University, confirmed the identity of the fungus and warned people not to touch or eat it.

“Of the hundred or so toxic mushrooms that are known to researchers, this is the only one in which the toxins can be absorbed through the skin,” Dr Barrett said.


The deadly fungus can shrink a person's brain and cause multiple organ failure. Picture: AAP/Ray PalmerSource:AAP

Just touching the Fire Coral fungus can cause reddening or swelling of the skin, Dr Barrett said, but eating it could prove fatal.

“If eaten, it causes a horrifying array of symptoms: initially stomach pain, vomiting, diarrhoea, fever and numbness, followed over hours or days by delamination of skin on face, hands and feet, and shrinking of the brain, which, in turn, causes altered perception, motion difficulties and speech impediments,” he said.

Several people have died in Japan and Korea after mistaking the fungus for an edible mushroom and brewing it into a tea for medicine.


Experts have warned people not to touch or eat the fungus if found. Picture: Ray Palmer/ James Cook University/AFPSource:AFP

Dr Barrett said the fungus grew on tree roots and likely occurred naturally in Cairns. There have also been reported instances of the fungus growing in Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, he said.

“This record extends the distribution of the fungus considerably, and it may be even more widespread in tropical Australia,” he said.

https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/deadly-brainshrinking-fungus-discovered-in-far-north-queensland/news-story/55311426d5f6329c24ee03b8b84d874f
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
More prevalent in the Pacific islands, but dgold44 found some of these growing in the desert near Vegas, made a yummy bisque with them
If the clownszefacepalm did knot git hymn at leased sum smart Las Vegemite figgered owt hee cood dew the job whiff sum homegrown fun gus!
 

Raul_SJ

Legend
I did not know the dreaded Tomato was feared in Europe for 200 years.
:(

Why was the tomato feared in Europe?
In the late 1700s, a large percentage of Europeans feared the tomato. A nickname for the fruit was the “poison apple” because it was thought that aristocrats got sick and died after eating them, but the truth of the matter was that wealthy Europeans used pewter plates, which were high in lead content.
Why the Tomato Was Feared in Europe for More Than 200 Years ...
https://www.smithsonianmag.com › arts-culture › why-the-tomato-was-feare...
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
I did not know the dreaded Tomato was feared in Europe for 200 years.
:(

Why was the tomato feared in Europe?
In the late 1700s, a large percentage of Europeans feared the tomato. A nickname for the fruit was the “poison apple” because it was thought that aristocrats got sick and died after eating them, but the truth of the matter was that wealthy Europeans used pewter plates, which were high in lead content.
Why the Tomato Was Feared in Europe for More Than 200 Years ...
https://www.smithsonianmag.com › arts-culture › why-the-tomato-was-feare...
I cannot fathom Italian cuisine without the “pomodoro” (literal translation is fruit of gold) but the tomato was not a staple of Italian cuisine until the 19th century. No marinara, no Bolognese, no tomato sauce for pizza and no insalata Caprese!
 

r2473

G.O.A.T.
I did not know the dreaded Tomato was feared in Europe for 200 years.
:(

Why was the tomato feared in Europe?
In the late 1700s, a large percentage of Europeans feared the tomato. A nickname for the fruit was the “poison apple” because it was thought that aristocrats got sick and died after eating them, but the truth of the matter was that wealthy Europeans used pewter plates, which were high in lead content.
Why the Tomato Was Feared in Europe for More Than 200 Years ...
https://www.smithsonianmag.com › arts-culture › why-the-tomato-was-feare...
I think they were scared of Shaun White
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
I cannot fathom Italian cuisine without the “pomodoro” (literal translation is fruit of gold) but the tomato was not a staple of Italian cuisine until the 19th century. No marinara, no Bolognese, no tomato sauce for pizza and no insalata Caprese!
Even pizza seems to have been a late 19th century invention
 

Big_Dangerous

Talk Tennis Guru
I cannot fathom Italian cuisine without the “pomodoro” (literal translation is fruit of gold) but the tomato was not a staple of Italian cuisine until the 19th century. No marinara, no Bolognese, no tomato sauce for pizza and no insalata Caprese!
Italian pizza and American pizza are very different though. I always felt like pizza in the way we know it today, was more of an American thing. I think they took the idea from Europe and improved upon it so much that it really became it's own invention in a way.
 

ollinger

G.O.A.T.
Italian pizza and American pizza are very different though. I always felt like pizza in the way we know it today, was more of an American thing. I think they took the idea from Europe and improved upon it so much that it really became it's own invention in a way.
True this; worst pizza I've had has generally been in Italy, seems to be taken much more seriously and creatively in USA.
 

Raul_SJ

Legend
American cuisine of pizza and cheeseburgers is superior to Italian and French cuisine.
So tasty. And will not shrink the brain.

 
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Big_Dangerous

Talk Tennis Guru
True this; worst pizza I've had has generally been in Italy, seems to be taken much more seriously and creatively in USA.
I had an "Italian Style" pizza some years ago and I hated it. The crust was super thin and crispy like biting into a cracker or something. I won't go as far as the Chicago Deep Dish, but give me some crust that at least has a little bit of thickness to it. Generally the hand tossed style is where it's at for me.
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
This is interesting. A thread about a deadly brain fungus has evolved into a discussion of pizzas, cheeseburgers and Italian cuisine.

True this; worst pizza I've had has generally been in Italy, seems to be taken much more seriously and creatively in USA.
I also didn't have a good experience with the pizzas I had in Italy, but I was generally uncomfortable and out of synch in the big Italian cities I visited. I think the Italian immigrants in NYC greatly improved on the Italian pizza, and many New Yorkers express disdain for my love of the California innovations to pizza.
 

r2473

G.O.A.T.
Italian pizza and American pizza are very different though. I always felt like pizza in the way we know it today, was more of an American thing. I think they took the idea from Europe and improved upon it so much that it really became it's own invention in a way.
You can find good and bad food everywhere
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
Delicious fungi & pizza

4 TYPES OF MUSHROOMS FOR PIZZA TOPPINGS THAT ARE NOT ONLY DELICIOUS BUT ALSO NUTRITIOUS

Any pizza is incomplete without its toppings and mushrooms have become one of the widely used toppings for any type of pizza across the globe. It not only complements the other toppings like meat, cheese, onions, olives etc. but each type of mushrooms have their own flavor.

There are many varieties of mushrooms out of which the four – Portobello, Chanterelles, Porcini and Truffle are being widely used to exalt the taste of pizzas. Mushrooms are one of the most nutritious toppings, which is not only source for Vitamin C and protein but also boosts your immune system.
If ever you wish to munch on pizzas or throw a birthday or feat with friends, give a call to Pizza Delivery Palo Alto, they will at your doorstep with your favourite ones.

1. Portobello
Portobello mushrooms can be used as a substitute for meat-free pizza as they have meaty flavor after been cooked. These mushrooms are often used among the Classic pizza toppings, it is suggested to use them with cheese such as Parmesan, Ricotta and Manchengo. These mushrooms are excellent source of Vitamin B adding nutritious value to the delicious pizza. It is a major pizza topping.

2. Chanterelles
Chanterelles are a rich source of minerals such as Vitamin C & D, potassium and iron. These mushrooms were largely used in French cuisine in the 18th century. Not only they have fruity aroma and it has spicy taste too and it tastes like mild pepper. Chanterelles resemble with apricots in texture and shape of the mushroom. It is advisable to use this particular mushroom with sweet meats like ham, pork along with black or white pepper for your pizza.

3. Porcinis
Among the others, Porcinis when used as dried mushroom have more protein than any other vegetable and soyabeans. If you are looking to bake one nutritious pizza, use Porcinis as a topping. It complements with a variety of other pizza toppings because it is loaded with rich flavor and nutritional value. It is high in fibres, Vitamin B, potassium, zinc and copper. The flavor is earthy and woodsy. Porcini mushroom has earned its royalty in the kitchen by famous chefs around the world for its taste and versatility.

4. Truffles
Truffle is one of the most expensive edible mushrooms in the world. It is one of the most sought edible mushroom in the world. When these mushrooms are heated, the aroma becomes more intense. Truffles are preferred pizza toppings for vegetarians due to its high protein content and fibre. The flavor is pungent, slightly garlic taste and it is quite delicious. For non-vegetarians, pair it with roasted form of meat. It is more suited to Spanish ingredients for the pizza toppings.

Conclusion
Mushroom pizza is getting quite popular in pizza industry. It is a rich source of natural fibre, protein, Vitamins, minerals and iron. It is a fungi and has great nutritional value. The mushrooms should be cooked before using as pizza toppings. Adding mushrooms as pizza toppings adds aroma, taste and makes it nutritious and delicious.
https://www.newyorkpizza.biz/uncategorized/4-types-of-mushrooms-for-pizza-toppings-that-are-not-only-delicious-but-also-nutritious/

 

ollinger

G.O.A.T.
When my brother lived in Wyomissing, Pa., next town over from Reading, his neighbor was a guy named Joe who ran a famous restaurant in town at which every dish on the menu featured various kinds of mushrooms. Joe was so well known as a definitive mushroom expert that various emergency rooms all over the country had his phone number and would contact him if they were trying to determine the species and potential toxicity of a particular mushroom.
 

PeteD

Legend
When my brother lived in Wyomissing, Pa., next town over from Reading, his neighbor was a guy named Joe who ran a famous restaurant in town at which every dish on the menu featured various kinds of mushrooms. Joe was so well known as a definitive mushroom expert that various emergency rooms all over the country had his phone number and would contact him if they were trying to determine the species and potential toxicity of a particular mushroom.
Isn't that where that huge tennis store is? KKK Country
 

kramer woodie

Professional
Isn't that where that huge tennis store is? KKK Country
PeteD

There might be a tennis store there? However, you have the wrong location for KKK. Try Mississippi for KKK. In fact many years ago the FBI opened
an office in Mississippi to investigate the death of 3 young men. They sent 150 FBI agents to that office...couldn't find out a darn thing...even the police there in Mississippi belonged to KKK.

So the FBI talked to Gregory Scarpa (chief enforcer for the Colombo crime family with over 100 murders to his credit) and asked Scarpa to go to Mississippi and see what he could find out. While Scarpa found the culprits, one of them confessed to Scarpa, which led to his two accomplices. The
FBI arrested the 3 men responsible for the murders and a jury of their peers found them guilty of murder.

When asked about Scarpa's help the FBI lied and took credit for the arrest. Now another group known for lying is the CIA...just check out Miami crime boss Trafficante's work on behalf of the CIA...Castro murder plot and The Bay of Pigs Invasion...funny how air support promised was denied.

Shalom
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
Toxic Mushrooms (Fungi) Made Safe With Reindeer Urine




One theory of the cause of flying reindeer also explains Santa’s dress sense. It all comes down to one mushroom: Amanita muscaria, or fly agaric. Father Christmas’s colour scheme may be in honour of the white-speckled, red-capped mushroom so beloved of fairy tales. The mushroom is closely related to several highly toxic species such as the death cap (Amanita phalloides) and destroying angel (Amanita virosa). Freshly picked fly agaric contains ibotenic acid, which converts to muscimol when the mushroom is dried. Muscimol is a powerful hallucinogen, ten times more powerful than ibotenic acid.

Muscimol interacts with receptors in the brain resulting in hallucinations; inanimate objects appear alive, objects distort in size, time and space become distorted. It is probably eating the fly agaric mushroom that made Alice grow alternatively tall and short when she visited Wonderland. Other effects of the mushroom are less appealing and include anxiety, nausea, vomiting, twitching, convulsions and coma.

Fly agaric was the recreational drug of choice in several parts of Europe before vodka was introduced. Shamans of the tribes that herd reindeer in Siberia and Lapland would collect the mushrooms and carefully prepare them to optimise the mind-enhancing properties – and minimise the other dangerous toxins within the mushroom (of which there are several). The amount of muscimol also varies enormously from mushroom to mushroom, so trying this yourself is a risky business and definitely not advisable.

The shamans had the benefit of generations of practical knowledge and years of experience. They believed they could use the mushrooms to travel to the spirit realm in search of answers to local problems, such as a sudden outbreak of illness. The effect of the muscimol gave the impression of flying out through the chimney of the shaman’s abode and travelling to the spirit world where they could seek advice.

Muscimol passes through the body relatively unchanged which means that the shaman’s urine also had potent hallucinogenic properties. The effects of the mushroom can still be felt even if the drug has passed through five or six people and this is probably the origin of the phrase “getting pissed”.
https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2017/dec/21/we-need-to-talk-about-rudolph-sex-drugs-and-aerodynamic-reindeer
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
Not true. There is absolutely nothing close to NYC/New Jersey pizza in California.
:(
Tony's Pizza Napoletana makes a variety of pizza styles including excellent New York variations. It has franchise outlets throughout the Bay Area where you can buy by the slice.

The Best Pizzeria In America
Nothing inspires foodie passion quite like pizza, one of the world’s most popular yet varied dishes. But because different people have different tastes and emphatic preferences in crusts, cheeses, toppings, shapes and even cooking fuel sources, there can be no such thing as the “best pizza.” But pizzerias are another story altogether, and America does have a best pizzeria, Tony’s in San Francisco, and it is so good I can’t think of a close second - except maybe Tony’s satellite locations.

I’m no newcomer to the pizza game, and for the past few years I have covered America’s finest and widely varied pizzas for my USAToday.com Great American Bites column, which explores the intricacies of local and heavily regionalized American cuisine. I’ve written on pizza for food magazines, inflight airline magazines and newspapers. I’ve been to just about every one of the nation’s highest profile pizza joints, from LA’s overhyped Mozza to Phoenix’ stunning Pizzeria Bianco to the classics of New Haven and of course New York City. I’ve done all the famous Chicago deep dish joints and explored the less well known St. Louis and Detroit styles. I’ve eaten VPN-certified wood fired pizza across the country, pizza served by the inch, California-style pizza at Spago, even the elusive Argentinean-style pizza in Denver. I’ve had breakfast pizza, dessert pizza, appetizer pizza and many badly misconceived pizzas. But I have never seen anything close to Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, in the traditionally Italian North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco. I recently returned for another visit, and my memories were vindicated - I feel so strongly about this that for me a trip to the City by the Bay is wasted without a stop here.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/larryolmsted/2014/07/18/the-best-pizzeria-in-america/#3cbd357de41e


 

TheIntrovert

Hall of Fame
Even when it compares money ad the cause of all problems? Can you calculate subjective matters like problems as well? Does money cause health issues?
Depends if there’s a well known saying or quote that links money and health. Then yes. You can accurately do so
 
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