Questions & Answers
A simple list of all the questions the Mushroom Fairy could give you.
Q: What is the “shii” in shiitake derived from?
A: Wood of a Pasania species of tree.
Q: Mushrooms aren’t plants, so what are they?
Q: In the fairytale Alice in Wonderland, which character smokes a hookah on top of a mushroom?
A: The Caterpillar
Q: What is the astonishing fact regarding mushrooms and the former video game studio, Data East?
A: Its side business was growing shiitake mushrooms.
Q: What is your favorite kind of food?
Q: Mushrooms are a good source of:
A: All of the above
Q: Nintendo’s Mario comes to mind as a hero of mushrooms, but what was his debut game?
A: Donkey Kong
Q: Which of these mushrooms exists?
A: Brown-toothed Crust
Q: How can a mushroom newbie tell a toxic mushroom from a normal one?
A: It’s too difficult to spot, so not a good idea…
Q: Why are female boars used for hunting for truffles?
A: The scent of truffles is similar to that of male boars.
Q: Which mushroom was named for being the Roman emperor’s favorite?
A: Beefsteak Polypore
Q: The method of growing mushrooms by planting a species in a culture medium enclosed in a bag is called what?
A: Mushroom bed cultivation
Q: Why are mushrooms shaped the way they are?
A: So they can shoot spores a great distance.
Q: What is the trick to storing shiitake mushrooms in the refrigerator?
A: Store them so the underside of the caps is facing up.
Q: When you say “mushroom,” what Touhou character comes to mind?
A: Marisa Kirisame
Q: How many acres wide is the world’s largest honey mushroom population in Oregon?
A: 2,300 acres
Q: Which is an eerie mushroom that lives on insects?
A: Caterpillar Fungus
Q: Which of the following is an actual edible mushroom?
A: Beefsteak Polypore
Q: Which mushroom is known for its psychedelic effects?
A: Psilocybin Mushrooms
Q: What tree to pine mushrooms grow on?
A: Red Pine
Q: How many different species of fungi exist in Japan?
A: About 5,000 species.
Q: In “The Last of Us,” a game where the US is ravaged by mutant fungi, who is the voice actor of the male lead?
A: Troy Baker
Q: What is the most cultivated mushroom in the world?
A: Any answer
Q: A surprising method to grow more mushrooms exists! What is that method?
Q: Which contains the most chocolate?
A: Chocolate truffles
Q: Which of the following mushrooms glows?
A: Jack O’Lantern Mushrooms
Q: Which of the following is a toxic mushroom?
A: Fly Agaric
Q: Is it true that mushrooms have no gender?
A: It’s true!
Q: What’s the title of a comedy horror movie that features mushrooms?
Q: What is the world’s top mushroom-producing country?