HIGH-RANNOSAURUS WRECKED: Druggie dinos tripped balls on psychedelics – boffins

February 12, 2015 8:37 PM

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HIGH-RANNOSAURUS WRECKED: Druggie dinos tripped balls on psychedelics – boffins

Fossil hunters in Burma have discovered the earliest specimen of grass yet found – and say it’s laced with a hallucinogen.

The plant remains date from between 97 and 110 million years ago, and are encased in a chunk of amber. Around the head of the grass, scientists found a now-extinct fungus, Palaeoclaviceps parasiticus, which is related to ergot, the naturally occurring substance that is used to synthesise LSD.

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