Lightning Fuels Mushroom Growth

14 04 2010

Mushrooms are associated with lightning in cultures across the globe, from Africa to Siberia, Europe, Arabia and New Zealand (not solely the Japanese as pointed out in the link).   The Maya of Guatemala used the word kakulja, which means lightning, when referring to the sacred psilocybe mushrooms.

Recently, the cross-cultural folklore that mushrooms grow where lightning strikes has been confirmed:

Lightning-powered mushrooms could boost food yields


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3 responses

20 04 2010
2012 Theories

I like your style.

26 04 2010
Alex Dedul

Hah, interesting :)

15 11 2010
Psyentifica

the power of the mushroom, unique.

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