Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Turning Mushrooms Into Gold

Two Canadian "wilderness hippies", Shawn Ryan and Cathy Wood, were eking out an existence picking mushrooms in the Yukon Territory. A government geologist encouraged them to bring back soil samples from their treks deep into the wilderness in search of mushrooms.

Now they control vast gold mining claims and are worth millions.

Wonderful long magazine story in the NYT.

1 comment:

North said...

Smoke 'em if you got 'em.

Or were they eating them to survive?