Paul Stamets and the SuperShrooms

Good name for a band don’t you think? I’ve just posted a TED talk by legendary mycologist (mushroom researcher) Paul Stamets which is well worth checking out. The man is an absolute expert in the field (although perhaps more famous for his specific literature on ‘magic mushrooms’), so much so that he almost comes across as a mad scientist with his fresh ideas (when you see his idea of ant-killing fungus – replete with mushroom popping out of the head of a dead ant – you sort of get stuck between saying “that’s cool” and “that’s scary). A good watch all the same, and less than 20 minutes viewing time.