January 14, 2010 |
It's not easy to bring up slippery plasmodia and foul-smelling toadstools in art world cocktail party conversation. Such is the dilemma of a fungi enthusiast. But this weekend, Machine Project launches a two-week mycological affair that brazenly celebrates mushrooms, molds and other members of the oft-maligned fungus kingdom. "The stranger it was, the more excited he got about the project," says mushroom hunter and FungiFest co-curator David Fenster, about pitching the exhibit to Machine Project director Mark Allen.
April 24, 2013 |
A 14-year-old hamburger -- seemingly perfectly preserved, looking like it just hopped off the grill -- has left McDonald's with a lot of explaining to do. The fast-food chain says the apparent lack of mold or disintegration is actually no big deal, and suggests that the burger's pristine appearance -- assuming it's not a prank -- is likely the result of dehydration, and not funky preservatives. The hamburger has been in the headlines of late, most recently on "The Doctors.
December 11, 2011 |
Texas Rep. Ron Paul slammed Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney on Sunday, saying they were inconsistent politicians who represent the status quo. “They come from the same mold,” he said on “Meet the Press.” “They're about the same. They're both on the defensive, they're both explaining themselves … Why should we have a nominee that is going to spend most of the their time explaining themselves and deciding what position they were on and when?” ( Watch video below. ) “I think if you are consistent it speaks for itself,” Paul said.
June 21, 2010 |
The glob a Florida woman found in her daughter's Capri Sun juice pouch was not human tissue. It wasn't a frog, a cow eyeball or anything else quite as gross. It was mold, formed after air got into a damaged package, and it wasn't harmful, according to Kraft Foods Inc., maker of the drink. The unpleasant finding by Melissa Wiegand Brown went viral after she posted photographs of the oval, skin-like mass on her Facebook page, representing the power of the Internet. Reports of the monster mold spread via blogs and began to dominate Kraft's Facebook page, where some posters expressed not just horror at the photos but also outrage at what they perceived to be the company's slow response to the Memorial Day weekend issue.
HOME & GARDEN
July 17, 2003
Leaky plumbing, roofs and windows and improper property drainage can result in rot and mold when water gets where it's not supposed to be ("Just a Patch or a Plague?" by Janet Eastman [July 10]). This is often the result of improper construction and building code violations. It is not the fault of homeowners, but blaming them has become a convenient cop-out for builders and insurance companies that well know the difference between a little mold in the shower and mold inside walls from construction defects.
October 22, 2008 |
Fears that mold has infiltrated Leonardo da Vinci's Codex Atlanticus, the largest collection of drawings and writings by the Renaissance master, are groundless, officials said Tuesday. The Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan, Italy, where the roughly 1,120-page Codex is housed, said a microbiologic analysis of the document excludes "a biological onslaught." Some scholars warned last year that the Codex, which contains drawings and writings from 1478 to 1519 on topics ranging from flying machines to weapons, mathematics and botany, had been infiltrated by mold.