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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