Interesting facts about mold

Mold is a special type of fungus that perfectly manages to combine the characteristics of both plants and animals; it eats, breathes, and recent studies by Japanese scientists have shown that mold has the beginnings of intelligence.

Mold appeared much earlier than humans, about 200 million years ago.

The most poisonous is the yellow mold, affecting food, it produces the strongest aflatoxin.

Mold can cause fatigue, headaches, dermatological, pulmonary and even cancer. Mold is not excreted from the body.

Some types of mold can destroy plaster, brick and even concrete.

In the Caucasus, there is a cave where fluorescent mold was discovered. Moreover, the fluorescence is so strong that facial features can be easily distinguished from half a meter.

In 1771, a plague epidemic began in Moscow. Grigory Orlov, Catherine's favorite, gave instructions to ring the alarm bells, as it has long been the custom during troubles and misfortunes. And, as if by a miracle, the epidemic began to decline. However, recent studies have shown that bells simply have a frequency spectrum that inhibits the growth of pathogenic microbes and mold, and at the same time enhances human immunity.

After entering the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun on November 24, 1922, most of the team of English archaeologists involved in the search for the mummy died from an unknown disease. And only in 1999, the German microbiologist Gotthard Kramer examined more than 40 mummified bodies and found that each of them was covered with a layer of very dangerous mold, the concentration of which caused the death of those who entered the tomb.

Mold is not afraid of radiation at all. For example, under the sarcophagus of the 4th power unit of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant there is a huge amount of mold. In places where the background radiation is enhanced, it is most dense.

Mold spores flew into space on the hull of the spacecraft. Time has shown that in an airless space, she not only survived, but also acquired a strong immunity to disturbing factors. Some even cite mold as the main cause of Mir station equipment failure.

In addition to the aggressive and dangerous mold, there is one that can be eaten. In France it is used for making wines and is called "noble". With the help of specially grown blue mold, marble and blue cheeses are made.

A special and very expensive delicacy is moldy sausage, which is made in Italy. The sausage is kept in the basement for about a month, after which it becomes covered with light green mold and is sent for special processing, and after three months it can be enjoyed.