173: Mushroom Lightning

173: Mushroom Lightning

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173: Mushroom Lightning

There’s a long tradition of Japanese folklore around the possible relationship between large mushroom harvests and lightning. Researchers decided to put stories to the test. What they discovered was shocking. 😉

image: Shitake mushrooms growing on logs. By Saravut Biacharas on Shutterstock

For more information check out this National Geographic article

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