It's not what you'd expect

Ladies, gentlemen and non-binaries, we give to you the Armillaria ostoyae, or 'The humongous fungus' as it's more commonly known. 

We wouldn't blame you for thinking it's the blue whale though, it is the most popular misconception after all. 

This is where Dave's World comes in handy. 

Dermot and Dave takes a look at this 2,385 acre freak of nature in Oregon as well as amazing us with some incredible facts about the animal kingdom - featuring the blue whale, owls, elephants and a peahen. 

Here's a video giving you some more details about the sprawling fungus:

(clip via MinuteEarth on YouTube)

Check out Dave's World in full by pressing the play button in the image at the top of the page.