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Sunday, 19 March 2023

Fantastic Fungi (and where to find them)

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Dive into the wonderful world of fungus: If someone told you that mushrooms could save the world, you’d probably think they had a few loose screws — but just how profoundly complex and powerful these organisms are is the subject of the 2019 documentary Fantastic Fungi. Narrated by some of the world’s leading experts on mushrooms, Fantastic Fungi takes you on an informative and eye-opening journey into the world of mycelium networks and the surprising ways they can help us tackle some serious earthly problems. Alongside their crucial role as facilitators of vast underground communication networks between trees, there’s evidence to show that fungus can be used to clean oil spills, fend off parasites, and help treat PTSD. Part nature documentary and part impassioned advocacy campaign, this fascinating exploration of fungus is bound to teach you something new about this tiny world beneath our feet. If the geeky science-talk isn't for you, the breathtaking time lapse imagery of mushroom life cycles should keep you thoroughly entertained.

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