Saturday, November 11, 2006

Mushrooms anyone?


Like a black light poster come to life, a group of bioluminescent fungi collected from Ribeira Valley Tourist State Park near São Paulo, Brazil, emanates a soft green glow when the lights go out.

The mushrooms are part of the genus Mycena, a group that includes about 500 species worldwide. Of these only 33 are known to be bioluminescent—capable of producing light through a chemical reaction.

Since 2002 Dr. Ralph, professor of chemistry at the University of São Paulo; Dennis Desjardin, professor of mycology at San Francisco State University in California; and Marina Capelari of Brazil's Institute of Botany have discovered ten more bioluminescent fungi species—four of which are new to science—in Brazil's tropical forests.

The work,Dennis says, has increased the number of glowers known since the 1970s by 30 percent.

10 comments:

eye ball said...

Mushrooms on topic, dead actresses off topic.
Live and learn.

crop stealer said...

Jesus Christ. Now you see anonymous in every commnet. Lighten up.

Wednesday Addams said...

It’s not rocket science here. Puttzle and other administrators are going to delete things. Since you slept through class, here’s a crib sheet.

Post an attack on firefighters and watch it get deleted. Post an attack on Dr. Ralph and watch it get deleted. Post something really long and watch it get moved to anonymous’ blog. Post something that looks like it’s from anonymous, watch it get deleted and/or moved to his blog. Post something that an administrator thinks is off topic, watch it get deleted. Can’t figure out why something got deleted? Too bad. This crib sheet isn't a complete list.

Absolutely can't live without knowing why somethng got deleted? Learn how to use email.

P.S. Don’t want to read about glowing mushrooms? Then don’t read that post.

puttzle said...

Wednesday, Wednesday, Wednesday! Are you trying to stir up trouble?

"Post an attack on firefighters and watch it get deleted."
When it has nothing to do with a post, you are correct.

"Post an attack on Dr. Ralph and watch it get deleted."
This is incorrect. I don't recall saying that. I don't recall deleting a comment that fit that description. There were a few that attacked both Dr. Ralph and fireMEN simultaneously, so yes, they got trashed.

To recap: Post a comment that is way off topic and belittles a large segment of the populous, gone.

Post a comment "poking fun" at one of us, it most likely will stay. I'm not as bad as you people are making me look. Whatever.

adriene shelley said...

Sydney, that be one sick tat.

Anonymous-Wednesday-Sydney-just my opinion, and other long winded comments said...

More proof that Wednesday may be one of the alias' of Anonymous and others!

The Assistant Blog Monitor said...

If you can't post a comment that is on topic it WILL be deleted, and if your comments are over 50 words, GET YOUR OWN BLOG and say as much as you want!!!!

rat head said...

Assistant ass monitor:
Keeping it in All in the Family, Archie, you can suck my on-topic KKK monkey tattooed submarine sized mushroom shaped dick. Some of us can concentrate for more than 50 words.

((the comment above is certified as fewer than 50 words and containing as few syllables as possible for those still reading the Cat in the Hat, and even though I admire firefighters, it is mostly free of comments about them . . . . . as they risk their lives in Elsinore for us today))

puttzle said...

Enough already with the delete thing. I moved one comment the other day, technically it was only deleted from here, it still lives in cyberspace.

The assistant blog monitor is a fake. I know The blog monitor, he is not involved in this ruckus, and as he has mentioned, he no longer comments, preferring to stay in the background.

polar bare said...

We know that.
I have photographic evidence to prove that you know him.
No, wait, that's Murphy and Dingo.
I got it here somewhere.
No, that one is Wednesday and Dr. Ralph.
No, I guess I don't have a picture of the two of you together.

Moon Phase