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1. The octopus stinkhorn mushroom looks like it came straight outta hell. It's also distributed worldwide.
2. The black goop, called gleba, is a mass of spores that gives off a corpse-like stench. The stench attracts insects and flies who eat the goop, which sticks to the insects and are subsequently dispersed by them.
3. The fruiting body resembles the tentacles of an octopus.
4. By the time it reaches maturity it's 'tentacles' will have spread out.
5. The egg sac...
6. "Odorless stinkhorn 'eggs', are considered a delicacy in parts of China and Europe, where they are pickled raw and even sold in the markets (sometimes under the name 'devil's eggs')."