Did you know, that mushroom is genetically closer to human, than plants?

  1. Mushrooms are unusual representatives of the living world, isolated into a separate kingdom of nature.
  2.  Sometimes mushrooms are called the third kingdom, because they do not belong to either plants or animals, mushroom occupy a special place between plants and animals.
  3.  By way of feeding, mushrooms are more like animals. They do not have chlorophyll and are incapable of photosynthesis, and feed exclusively on ready-made organic matter.
  4.  Mushrooms, along with ferns, are the oldest inhabitants of the Earth, they are even older than the dinosaurs they survived. The mushrooms even survived in the area of ​​the Chernobyl accident.
  5. Scientists have studied only one hundred thousand of them, and classified even less.
White mushroom

6. The porcini mushroom contains anticancer substances and killing Koch’s bacillus. Also, eating it has a positive effect on the condition of the skin, hair and nails. It helps well in the recovery of the body after infections.
7. More than 300 million years ago, very tall specimens of mushrooms (about ten meters) grew on the planet. It was in what is now Saudi Arabia.
8. By the way, the oldest specimen is a mushroom found in a fossil in 1859. Its age is approximately 400 million years.

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