Thursday, August 7, 2008

Foot Fungus Not Welcome At Humungus Fungus Festival

CRYSTAL FALLS, Mich. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Foot fungus isn’t welcome at the Humungus Fungus Festival in Crystal Springs, Michigan.

That’s because the fest – which is happens today (Aug. 7) through Sunday (Aug. 10) – is all about the fungus you can eat, not the kind on people’s feet.

Event spokeswoman Ann Marie Meldrum says the festival honors a “humungus fungus” that was discovered growing in the town back in the 1980’s.

It covers about 38 acres of the area and is believed to be the largest and oldest living organism in the world.

The famous fungi isn’t poisonous, but Meldrum admits that tourists are often disappointed when they find out they can’t actually eat the main attraction, because it’s mostly underground.

However, this hasn’t stopped the mushroom madness, and festival attendees will have the opportunity to sample such delicacies as Fungus Fudge among dozens of other shroom dishes.

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