Dinosaurs Got High on Eating 100 Million Year-old Psychedelic Fungus

February 12, 2015 1:27 PM

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(Photo : Oregon State University) This grass spikelet from the middle Cretaceous is about 100 million years old, preserved in amber as the earliest fossil ever found of the evolution of grass, and covered on its tip by the parasite ergot.

Prehistoric dinosaurs apparently munched on an ancient fungus whose psychedelic properties made them high.

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