I have no idea how this weird octopus-like mushrooms came from Tasmania and Australia just to the forest behind my house.They look like aliens in fall forest and I believe any alien ewer smelled that bad as these mushrooms do.But still, this is nature and according to Wikipedia even edible one:
The Octopus Stinkhorn is edible, but its taste is extremely foul. The eggs of this fungus taste and smell like radish and are the only edible stage. It should only be eaten in a wilderness survival circumstance when no other food is available. In other cases, it is considered inedible.
|Octopus Stinkhorn (Clathrus archeri) with suberumpent eggs|
(Berk.) Dring 1980