Next up on World’s Deadliest Jobs - Mushroom Hunters

While it might seem quaint to walk through the woods to find and pick mushrooms, apparently it can be quite deadly. Authorities in northern Italy say that at least 18 people have died recently while hunting for the tasty fungi. Avid seekers are growing careless and ignoring safety procedures because the weather for the month of August has lead to a surge in mushroom growth. Most of those who have died fell off the slippery mountain slopes. Now, I realize that truffles can be worth more per ounce than gold, but I don't think it's worth a person's life.
     Posted By: Nethie - Mon Aug 30, 2010
     Category: Accidents | Death | Jobs and Occupations | Nature | Europe





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I prefer the "magic" mushrooms. While they taste like pencil erasers you just swallow them in bits. I won't eat any of the others ... look at all the pretty colors tracing past me now 🐛
Posted by ANON in Nowhere on 08/30/10 at 04:25 PM
i thought it was going to be about people eating poisonous mushrooms by mistake. you have to know what to look for to be sure you get the right ones. my dad knew how to pick them. entirely different situation though.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/30/10 at 07:54 PM
well it doesn't say how the rest of the people have died, patty, only that most of them fell. I'd kinda like to know what happened to the rest.
Posted by Nethie on 08/30/10 at 10:07 PM
We used to chase the wily mushrooms back in Illinois. The big spongy kind.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/31/10 at 12:11 AM
It's only worth it if they're "special" mushrooms...
Posted by RazzleCap in Clearwater on 08/31/10 at 12:47 AM
Ever feel like a mushroom? You know...kept in the dark and fed hay that has been pass through a horse.

A mushroom hunter never leads a "sporing" life.

patty would you like to come over and see my mushroom collection?
Posted by dorknozzle on 08/31/10 at 02:25 AM
sure dn, is your mushroom a big one?
an oldie but a goodie expat! :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/31/10 at 06:32 AM
patty it's “Longenough, Strongenough and Goodenough, all characteristics of the Russian mushroom.

expat47 What is hay that has been pass through the horse?
Posted by dorknozzle on 08/31/10 at 09:49 AM
you should never be russian these things honey.
well, a horse is the perfect machine for turning hay into manure dear.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/31/10 at 09:39 PM
Now why would I want to be russian things with you patty? The chase and the foreplay are way too much fun. This innocent flirting with you makes my mushroom grow.
Posted by dorknozzle on 08/31/10 at 11:40 PM
large mushrooms are the best kind and you are alot of fun too sweetie. 💋
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/31/10 at 11:53 PM
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