Giant Mushroom Over 100cm Wide Found in China, Reactions

A giant mushroom found in Hezhou, Guangxi, China.

From NetEase:

Hezhou, Guangxi: A Giant Wild Lingzhi Mushroom Appears, 107 cm in Diameter and Weighing 7 Kilos

HEZHOU, Guangxi (January 5, 2015) — Wei Fangning, manager of a local specialties shop, in his shop showing off the gigantic wild red mushroom. This Lingzhi is oval-shaped, 107cm in diameter at its widest point, and weighs 7.45 kilos.






Comments from NetEase:

网易广东省深圳市网友 ip:124.42.*.*

This belongs to the state/government!

网易北京市网友 ip:123.124.*.*

If he knows what’s good for him, he’ll hand it over to the authorities quickly. He can still get 500 RMB and a certificate. Otherwise…

[Note: Like above (and below), this comment alludes to past stories of the government claiming rare and valuable objects found by citizens and given the finder a token reward.]

虾鸡吧烤 [脑洞全开]:

I want to eat it and become immortal!

豬兒蟲1 [网易四川省成都市网友]:

If I eat it will I fart and become immortal? Hands off, that belongs to the state!

板正小青年 [网易山东省青岛市网友]:

Don’t move, put it all down. Ignorant rabble, this belongs to the government. We’ll give you 100 kuai, remember to be grateful!

教你反超 [彩虹糖]:

LD [“lingdao” or “leaders”]: Little Li [referring to an anonymous subordinate], get your hands on that Lingzhi. Tell them it’s national [property]. I want to use the Lingzhi to give a porn star a shower, if you know what I mean.

顶天立地一板砖 [网易北京市网友]:

Wild [mushroom]? Don’t fucking move, that’s national [property]!

网易贵州省贵阳市网友 ip:1.204.*.*

500 RMB and not a cent more!

清风泛舟 清风泛舟 [榜上有名]:

Lingzhi is lingdao‘s [like above, a pun on the word for “leaders” using the same “ling” character in “Lingzhi”] little brother. Thank you for your hard work, the nation is grateful. Put the mushroom there and you can be on your way.

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  • monster

    I want to eat it and become immortal!

    • Jahar

      Am I missing something? Why would eating that make anyone immortal?

      • biggj

        Same reason why they think any chinese medicine bullshit works…..Some emperor thousands of years ago said it worked so it must be true. I swear if some emperor 3000 years ago said sucking on horses cocks would make you fly, you’d have chinese people doing today and swearing by it.

        • monster

          you are idiot!
          some chinese traditional plant mediine does work well.
          my sister had some extra stone in her kidney, always drove her mad and so painful, even could not have baby. went to big hospital again and again, took pills but still there…
          latter some relative told her a local village doctor,she went there only spent 190 got some plant medicine.after finished,she went to hospital,and the stone really gone.

          • biggj

            I am Idiot??? That one cut deep. You win, I give up.

          • dgosh343

            And this kind of anecdotal evidence passed around like ‘Chinese Telephone’ doesn’t help the spread of ignorance either.

        • Zappa Frank

          the funny part is when they try to do the comparison with modern medicine and pretend the Chinese medicine to be better.

        • 宋易

          Let’s invent a time machine and make that happen.

          • biggj

            I can’t seem to figure out how to make the flux capacitor…

          • 宋易

            some clear plastic tubing and christmas lights should do the trick.

          • Kai

            Try taking a fall in your bathroom?

          • biggj

            Tried that, now I just end up smelling burnt toast at random times during the day.

      • monster

        coz acient kings always believed that tots made by such kinda special materials can make them immortal!
        Qin shi huang sent 3000 virgins to island to find such kinda things make him immortal, that’s the reason japan formated. or who would build a state in that kinda tiny islands.
        Qin sent them to get jupiter.

        • David

          Etta, you are a funny lady.

  • Xia

    All mushrooms belong to the state? Now we know why Chinese leaders are always high.

  • Luke the Duke

    Looks like there’s not mushroom for that in his shop :D

    • monster

      do not let me no who you are …

    • bujiebuke

      The shop owner seems like a fungi…

      • mr.wiener

        He can probably sell that, no truffle at all.

        • bujiebuke

          I think that’s the morel to the story.

          • NeverMind

   could also very well be ‘never get high on your own supply’

    • Mighty曹

      Haha.. corny but funny.

      • mr.wiener

        Judging from the comments above the govts efforts to ban punning and wordplay have been enthusiastically embraced.

  • Free Man

    I wonder how high you can get by eating it? Can I try?

    • mr.wiener

      I’m guessing it isn’t from the psilosiben strychnine family…ahh happy memories.

      • RickyBeijing

        Yeah it doesn’t look much like a liberty cap to me.

  • realist

    Immortal? Looks like if you eat it, you’ll die immediately.

    • A Gawd Dang Mongolian

      Which is why you don’t eat the whole damn thing. You shave bits of it.

    • 宋易

      Immortal in the sense that people will forever remember how stupid you were to eat such a huge fucking mushroom.

  • Mighty曹

    If only it’s the kind that gives a ‘high’.

    • Dr Sun


      • Mighty曹

        As with anything, if taken in moderation can be beneficial. Right, doc?

        • David

          Well, there are over ten thousand types of mushrooms, Only about 5% are good to eat and one or two percent are very poisonous and will kill you and the rest are just inedible. Take your pick as to which one this is but the guy owns a shop so presumably he knows which ones are good.

  • Amused

    Takes a hell of a confident man to measure his mushroom tip in public.

  • Guest

    Papa Smurf wants his roof back

    • biggj


  • Moogle

    Why does it belong to the government ?

    • mr.wiener

      On the link supplied above are stories of the govt confiscating ebony found by villagers and sueing them for the profits or only compendating them to the tune of 500 RMB. Aparently if you find something valuable it belongs to yer mum (the state).

  • Strangerland

    Should’ve kept it quiet and smuggle it out from China- now he’s going to have fat, corrupt government officials knocking on his door demanding that “public property” to be handed over to the government.

    • Jahar

      a bunch of people already made the same comment above. I never understand why people feel the need to repeat what has already been said.

      • David

        Because they write their comment but don’t always read every comment first. It is not unusual to read a story and comment on what you are thinking right away before reading the rest of the comments.

        • Jahar

          They aren’t interested in saying what needs to be said, just in telling people what they want to say.

          • David

            I believe they simply comment on the article, which is what this format is for. It is not about saying ‘what needs to be said’ whatever that means. They read an article and respond to it in writing (either with a sincere, dumb, ignorant, uninformed or insightful comment). I don’t think it is anything more complicated than that.

          • Jahar

            What that means is, if we have a discussion, and i bring up a point, then you aren’t going to bring up the same point again. because i just said it.

          • David

            Yes, in a perfect world the discussion would be linear like that but then I don’t know of a perfect world and the internet sure is not it.

  • Gary

    Strange mushroom found in China? Are they sure it isn’t a sex toy this time?

  • JayJay

    found next to a nuclear power station

  • Foreign Devil

    Uh, does this mushroom have some value other than being very big?

  • stevelaudig

    So a person finds a wonder and marvel of nature growing in the wild that has been living for decades, perhaps centuries, doing what nature intends it to do and the first thing he thinks of doing is to kill it and try to own it. Personality of a wastebasket, IQ of a rock.

    • Alex Dương
      • Yet didn’t survive the saw….

        • A Gawd Dang Mongolian

          That’s the joke.jpg

      • stevelaudig

        i was and am. cheers and thanks for bringing this to mind.

    • David

      What is the problem? animals eat ‘wonders of nature’ all the time, that is what they are for. Circle of life. Also, mushrooms do not live for decades or centuries.

    • Are you also against giant pumpkins being picked and taken to state fairs? The mushroom grew that way quickly, not over hundreds of years.

  • Shroooms !

  • angry laowai

    well….at least this one wasnt a sex toy

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