The secret's out about a curious-looking new species mushroom and it has an even curiouser name: Phallus drewesii.
Aptly named for its suggestive appearance, the Latin translation is: Drew's penis. Scientist and Palo Alto native Bob Drewes discovered the suggestive-looking 'shroom in the tiny nation of São Tomé off the coast of West Africa.
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"The funny thing is that it is the second smallest known mushroom in this genus and it grows sideways, almost limp," he said of the two-inch long fungus.
Science students will no doubt get a rise out of the name and have a hard time getting through this lesson without cracking up for years to come.