July 10, 2013

I'm curious about red and white polka dot mushrooms

You know, the cartoony ones you see. Like on my daughter's lovely birthday card:

Card by Papyrus © Hilary Yafai, courtesy of Rafale Design

Why red with white dots? Could those be real? Oh yes, my friends, they are! According to some brief online research these are properly known as amanita muscarias. Read the details here on wikipedia. Here's photo proof for you as well:

Photo credit: Stu Phillips / Wikimedia Commons

Don't you feel better knowing this?

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