Is it just me or does this seem completely surreal? Apparently Spanish
researchers have discovered a fungus that eats holes in Compact Disc
s and thus destryoing the information stored onto the disc.
is something that to my knowledge usually feeds on living things like animals and plants, so for a fungus to choose something like plastic for food seems very unlikely to begin with. And to add to that, a fungus choosing such a particular piece of plastic
makes the whole thing totally absurd in my mind. But apparently the phenomenon is quite real because several well-established publications like Nature
have reported on the thing.