Scientist behind mushroom research must be a fun guy

LAWRENCE MURPHY: A worthy alternative to roasties?

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One of the oddest headlines I’ve seen this week has to be Mushrooms change weather, scientists reveal.

What I then wanted to read was that I could get the bag of slightly brown mushies out of my fridge, place them in my living room and experience a sudden shift in temperature, maybe to a tropical climate.

Sadly, but amazingly, that was not the case.

Instead what some mushrooms can actually do is cool the air around them, which makes wind to carry their spores.

There are obviously lots of puns available to me here about spore spreading, wind and men.

But this time I will content myself with the fact that the scientist behind this must have been a fun guy.

Sorry.