- The Loom
Have you ever seen a fungus firing its spores to the tune of the Anvil Chorus from Il Travatore?
I’ll take that as a no.
Money’s results were not just significant, but beautiful. The fungi fire their spores up to 55 miles an hour–which translates to an acceleration of 180,000 g. Money calls it “the fastest flight in nature.”
Money has just published his results in the journal PLOS One, and his students, in a justified fit of ecstasy, have created the first fungus opera. Behold:
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