Mushrooms are one of the most fascinating edible things on the planet. It's a bold statement, but how many organisms do you know that are neither plant nor animal? Mushrooms are truly fascinating. Apart from their many health benefits, they taste great on pizza, in salads, on pasta, and just about anywhere you put them. But there are also some mushrooms that will make you hallucinate. That's not something you can say about chicken. There is no chicken, unfortunately, that will make you hallucinate.
You might be wondering, how long have people been tripping on mushrooms? What makes them so healthy? What are the effects of shrooms and how safe are they? What's the deal with that mushroom in Mario? How many types of mushrooms make you trip? Do some really glow? All of this and more is included on this list of mushroom facts.These are the most fascinating facts you didn't know about our fungi friends, the mushrooms! There are so many crazy things to learn about shrooms.
The bright red and white mushrooms from Super Mario Bros., that cause you to grow and shrink in size throughout the game, are real. They're called Amanita Muscaria and not only do they look just like the ones in the game, but they're also slightly poisonous. Not enough to kill you, but enough to cause loss of equilibrium.
If you eat the skin it can make you feel larger, or make the world feel larger. Which is pretty much what they do in the game.
If mushrooms were to simply drop their spores, like a tree does its leaves, the chances of mushrooms reproducing would be slim to none. But, it turns out that mushrooms create air flow around them by causing water to rapidly evaporate,Thus creating a vehicle for spreading their spores (future mushrooms) around their environment.