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New mushroom discovered

Scientists have discovered a new species of mushroom in Borneo, and have named it after Spongebob Squarepants! I kid you not!

From the BBC news site:
The fungus, named Spongiforma squarepantsii by the researchers at San Francisco State University (SFSU), was found during an expedition to the forests of Borneo.

S. squarepantsii is shaped like a sea sponge and, say its discoverers, has a fruity or musty smell.


Fantastic.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13874049

Comments

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rafqa
Jun. 23rd, 2011 09:05 am (UTC)
SF State-- that figures.
toadflax234
Jun. 23rd, 2011 09:26 am (UTC)
Oh absolutely.
juls_secrets
Jun. 23rd, 2011 10:55 pm (UTC)
they could have come up with a better name..Well we know spongebob is fruity..LOL
toadflax234
Jun. 24th, 2011 09:27 am (UTC)
I think it's perfect. Lol.
thetragicreturn
Jun. 24th, 2011 10:44 pm (UTC)
HA! Amazing.
toadflax234
Jun. 28th, 2011 03:33 pm (UTC)
Gotta love those scientists.
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