The World’s Biggest Fungus Amazingly Not Found In Washington, D.C.

They’ve found what is described as the world’s largest fungus under a tree in China.

The behemoth weighs half a ton, is more than 30 feet long, and has been growing for more than 20 years.  The fungus, comparable to a mushroom, has been feeding on the underside of a felled, rotting tree for all that time.

It’s hard to believe that the world’s largest fungus isn’t somewhere in Washington, D.C., perhaps feeding on stale, gassy rhetoric in the storied chambers of the United States Senate or gorging itself on pointless, decomposing federal programs in the vicinity of the Department of Commerce.