The sooty-looking black gunk has been here for as long as anyone can remember, creeping on the outside of homes, spreading over porch furniture, blanketing car roofs, mysterious and ever-present.

Kentuckians have filed class-action lawsuits against some of Kentucky’s largest distilleries because of a fungus called Baudoinia, which “germinates on ethanol, the colorless alcohol that can evaporate during maturation.” -via NYTimes

The sooty-looking black gunk has been here for as long as anyone can remember, creeping on the outside of homes, spreading over porch furniture, blanketing car roofs, mysterious and ever-present.

Kentuckians have filed class-action lawsuits against some of Kentucky’s largest distilleries because of a fungus called Baudoinia, which “germinates on ethanol, the colorless alcohol that can evaporate during maturation.” -via¬†NYTimes

September 18, 2012 | Comments | Permalink |

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