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The Game of Thrones Intro Recreated with Slime Mould Is Glorious

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David Gilmore
May 23, 2016 09:06
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Slime moulds and fungi might not rank high on anyone s list of favourite organisms, but there is a compelling beauty in their growth patterns.

It might just be the solace fans crave to get over all of George RR Martin's indiscriminate killing.

As Gizmodo s Maddie Stone wrote last year:

Slime mould is a broad term referring to a diverse and ancient group of organisms known for their slimy, vegetative secretions.

Many slime moulds are actually comprised of single celled organisms that spend most of their time separate, banding together to form a single, moving slime body when times are tough.

By exploiting the latter, scientists have recreated a map of the United States in slime mould, as well as ancient Roman road networks between the 1st and 4th century AD.

You can watch the original magnified footage of fungi and slime moulds below, courtesy of photographer Nick Lariontsev.

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