The secret's out about a curious-looking new species mushroom and it has an even curiouser name: Phallus drewesii.
Aptly named for its suggestive appearance, the Latin translation is: Drew's penis. Scientist and Palo Alto native Bob Drewes discovered the suggestive-looking 'shroom in the tiny nation of São Tomé off the coast of West Africa.
"The funny thing is that it is the second smallest known mushroom in this genus and it grows sideways, almost limp," he said of the two-inch long fungus.
Science students will no doubt get a rise out of the name and have a hard time getting through this lesson without cracking up for years to come.