Entoloma sinuatum is a poisonous mushroom found across Europe and North
America. It is the largest mushroom of the Entoloma genus of pink-spored
fungi. Appearing in late summer and autumn, it is found in or near
deciduous woodlands on clay or chalky soils, sometimes in the form of
fairy rings. The ivory to light grey-brown cap is up to 20 cm (8 in)
across with a margin that is rolled inward. The sinuate gills are pale
and often yellowish, becoming pink as the spores develop. The thick
whitish stem has no ring. When young, it may be mistaken for the edible
St George's mushroom (Calocybe gambosa) or the miller mushroom
(Clitopilus prunulus). It has been responsible for many cases of
mushroom poisoning in Europe, causing primarily gastrointestinal
problems that have been described as highly unpleasant. Delirium and
depression are uncommon chronic side effects. It is generally not
considered to be lethal, although one source has reported deaths from
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entoloma_sinuatum>
Today's selected anniversaries:
War of the League of Cambrai: England and a combined Franco-
Breton fleet engaged in the Battle of Saint-Mathieu, during which an
explosion destroyed each navy's most powerful ship.
The Louvre (Louvre Pyramid pictured), today the world's most
visited museum, officially opened in Paris with an exhibition of 537
After Uruguay's governing Blanco Party refused Brazil's
demands, José Antônio Saraiva announced that the Brazilian military
would begin reprisals, beginning the Uruguayan War.
First Indochina War: The French Union withdrew its forces from
Operation Camargue against the Viet Minh in central modern-day Vietnam.
NASA's Magellan space probe reached Venus on a mission to map
its surface, fifteen months after its launch.
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1. (US, idiomatic, sports) Technical matters concerning baseball not
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