Which of these mushrooms could kill you? (video)

WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, 2019 — There are tens of thousands of mushroom species out there, and some of them could kill you. Today we’re going to test how well you can distinguish between perfectly safe and perilously poisonous, and we’ll dive into the chemistry behind what makes seemingly identical species so different:

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