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Millions of years before '___' and rock and roll, dinosaurs munched on psychedelic fungus, a new study suggests. The hints that dinos got high come from the first amber fossil ever found of ergot, a grass parasite that can have poisonous and mind-altering effects on animals that nibble the dark fungi.
Ergot provided the precursor to '___' (lysergic acid diethylamide). And people who eat ergot-contaminated rye (or other ergot-tainted grains) develop powerful muscle spasms and hallucinations. The phrase "St. Anthony's Fire" refers to both ergotism and the horrible burning feeling that ergot triggers by constricting blood vessels.
Now, it turns out that ergot has plagued grass-eaters since dinosaurs stomped the Earth.
originally posted by: Yeahkeepwatchingme
Wouldn't something as big as a Brontosaurus need a whole fields' worth just to feel any effects? Did they adjust to it so they didn't feel anything? S + F
Wouldn't something as big as a Brontosaurus need a whole fields' worth just to feel any effects?