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Thursday, September 13, 2018

24 feet tall and three feet wide, these giant spires dotted the ancient landscape

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From around 420 to 350 million years ago, when land plants were still the relatively new kids on the evolutionary block and "the tallest trees stood just a few feet high," giant spires of life poked from the Earth. "The ancient organism boasted trunks up to 24 feet (8 meters) high and as wide as three feet (one meter)," said National Geographic in 2007. With the help of a fossil dug up in Saudi Arabia scientists finally figured out what the giant creature was: a fungus. (We think.)

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Corky porn.

#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-09-13 06:42 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

LOL. H-Rat, get some rest!

#2 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2018-09-13 08:39 AM | Reply

Great article. I have been having fun trying to picture a mushroom "forest."

#3 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-09-13 01:46 PM | Reply

Theoretically mushroom spores could travel thru space and colonize distant planets.

Just saying...

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-09-13 01:51 PM | Reply

#4 Terrance McKenna wrote an article advancing this very theory!

#5 | Posted by Karabekian at 2018-09-13 02:19 PM | Reply

#5

And it's true! Mushrooms spores can survive the vacuum and radiation of space.

Mckenna's theory goes even further to say that is how they communicate with other species over vast distances.

Via the mushroom "hallucinations channel".

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-09-13 03:24 PM | Reply

#6 Groovy!
Yesterday a coworker called me an "old hippy."

#7 | Posted by Karabekian at 2018-09-13 04:14 PM | Reply

Yesterday a coworker called me an "old hippy."
#7 | POSTED BY KARABEKIAN AT 2018-09-13 04:14 PM | FLAG:

When did you trader flower power for Islamophobia?

#8 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-09-13 04:28 PM | Reply

Great article. I have been having fun trying to picture a mushroom "forest."
#3 | POSTED BY DIRKSTRUAN AT 2018-09-13 01:46 PM

Like this, or like this?

#9 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-09-13 04:38 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#8 Oh look: My stalker!

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#10 | Posted by Karabekian at 2018-09-13 04:52 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

--#8 Oh look: My stalker!

He'll attempt to hijack any thread to promote his Marxist drivel.

#11 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-13 04:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

- Corky porn.

At least they weren't hiding under cow paddies back then... either that or there were some REALLY big cows.

But you'll have to talk to Stonerfidian about that, I haven't partaken since college, and he's obviously having a bad acid trip on these threads most days. He thinks Dirk is Stalin and Trump is Honest Abe Lincoln... and that Nazi Marchers are our friends compared to the Red Commies under his bed, er, waterbed.

#12 | Posted by Corky at 2018-09-13 05:04 PM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

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