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The incredible "bleeding" mushroom - The juice it secretes contains a pigment called atromentin which has been discovered as having anticoagulant properties similar to heparin. Scientists have also discovered the fungus contains antibiotic properties, effective against streptococcus pneumoniae. The mushroom can also be dried and transformed into a plant based dye for cloth, producing an earthy beige color.'

Agatized fossilized dinosaur bones are petrified with silica or quartz crystals which gives them their colorful, glassy appearance. This process preserves the actual cell structure of the once living dinosaur.

The world's oldest fossil of a salamander has been discovered. Six fossils of 157 million year old salamanders were found embedded in volcanic ash in an ancient lake bed in western Liaoning Province, China. Photo: Mick Ellison, American Museum of Natural History/Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Posted on March 25, 2012

❥ ice sculptured splendidly by nature

Lactarius indigo--a blue, edible (yes!) mushroom that, when injured, releases a blue latex substance.