The Solution to Disposable Diaper Waste Is Apparently Mushrooms

Disposable diapers are made to be super-absorbend and super-durable — all the better for handling the all the waste produced by a human baby. All the worse for the environment because the diapers last hundreds of years in landfills. But a new project cut waste by using the diapers to grow mushrooms. » 9/22/14 3:00am 9/22/14 3:00am

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… » 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… » 2/06/08 1:30pm 2/06/08 1:30pm