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Top 7 Coolest Recently Discovered Species

By Becky Ferreira Sep 27, 2012

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Spongiforma Squarepantsii

Notice the nod to SpongeBob Squarepants in this mushroom's scientific name? That's because it's the original Krabby Patty. Discovered in 2011, this mushroom has a fruity smell (much like its namesake, who lives in a pineapple) and is indigenous to Borneo.

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