Mushrooms Sprout From Damp Mop

Man discovers a crop of giant mushrooms sprouting from a wet mop he had left outside for a week.

The man – not named in local media in Guangzhou, in south-eastern China’s Guangdong Province – was stunned to find the baffling growth.

A video of the fungi – which sprung up after the mop had been left out in humid weather – was later shared on social media.

The clip – posted on Douyin, China’s version of TikTok – shows 11 well-established grey mushrooms springing out from the mop head.

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The white cylinders seen in the video appear to be a shaggy ink cap, a common fungus often found growing in lawns that can be eaten when young.

It is unclear if the man later harvested the mushrooms and turned them into a meal.

The footage attracted widespread attention on social media, with many netizens ridiculing the wet climate of Guangdong.

Douyin user ‘I am happy planet’ said in a comment: “A local resident said that he will never get used to this ghastly weather for the rest of his life.”

Another user – ‘Confused,.’ – said: “I live in a very dry city, so I could not believe that a mop could grow bacteria. Why is Guangdong so wet?”

Mushrooms grow on a mop in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, undated. The man didn’t mop the floor for nearly a week. (348038287/AsiaWire)
Mushrooms grow on a mop in Guangzhou, Guangdong, China, undated. The man didn’t mop the floor for nearly a week. (348038287/AsiaWire)

And user ‘Shuo Bao Ma’ jokingly wrote: “I haven’t used my iPad for a few days, and it looks like this today.”


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