North Korea's Central Mushroom Research Debuts a Fungal Gatorade Flavor

By: Vasiliki Marapas - May 31, 2014
References: betabeat & gizmodo
North Korea's Central Mushroom Research Institute of the State Academy of Sciences (because that, apparently, is a thing) has introduced a new fungal Gatorade flavor. Yes, you heard me correctly: Gatorade. That's made from mushrooms.

The Research facility elaborates on their pseudo-science by saying, "[We] succeeded in finding the way to cultivate mushroom fungus and made a functional drink. This natural drink is very effective in enhancing physical ability of sportspersons and recovering from their fatigues."

Unfortunately, they were unable to provide a more in-depth explanation as to how, exactly, the fungal properties benefit physical ability and/or the recovery process, nor do they disclose their super successful mushroom-cultivating procedure. Most importantly, they neglect to mention how the drink tastes. Adventurous athletes might get a kick out of this, but those with a weak stomach might want to steer clear.