Here's a con man in China selling sex toys as special "meat mushrooms"…

Remember that Chinese news report that accidentally identified a vagina-anus combination sex toy as an auspicious species of mushroom? Apparently one street huckster in China was so taken with this imbroglio that he's selling artificial genitalia as rare "meat mushrooms" for up to $2,800. » 6/22/12 11:55am 6/22/12 11:55am

Newly discovered Chinese mushroom turns out to be an abandoned sex toy …

Residents of the Chinese town of Liucunbu recently unearthed an unknown rubbery "fungus" deep underground while drilling a well. Perplexed by this mycological mystery, the workers consulted the investigative journalism program Xi'an Up Close, who sent reporter Ye Yunfeng on the scene. Once there, she soon identified the … » 6/20/12 6:40am 6/20/12 6:40am

The Gray Caps Will Take Over the World with Their Mushroom Brain…

John Coulthart has just posted his cover design for the re-release of Jeff VanderMeer's novel, Shriek: An Afterword. This is the cover image, by Ben Templesmith — it shows a mysterious "gray cap," one of an oppressed underground people who have this bizarre mushroom tech that will allow them to take over a city. You can … » 2/06/08 1:30pm 2/06/08 1:30pm