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Dude, magic mushrooms found at Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is pictured in central London, on January 28, 2014. British lawmakers on Tuesday took aim at Queen Elizabeth II's household accountants, saying they must cut their costs and tackle a huge backlog of repairs to the monarch's crumbling palaces. Some of Buckingham Palace's 775 rooms have not been refurbished for 60 years, a palace official told MPs. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)
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Now you can get high on the Queen’s supply. During “The Queen’s Garden, a TV special set to air in the U.K. at Christmas, horticulturist Alan Titschmarsh apparently stumbled upon some magic mushrooms in the gardens of Buckingham Palace. “It’s eaten in some cultures for its hallucinogenic effects, but it also makes people who eat it very sick,” an ecology professor explains to Titschmarsh, according to the Telegraph. “The old-fashioned thing to do was to feed it to the village idiot, then drink his urine because you get all of the high without any of the sickness.” Well then!

But don’t get too excited about any Royal Family vision quests just yet. A Palace spokesman was quick to tell the Sun that “fungi from the garden are not used in the Palace kitchen.” But man, if they were? That could really liven up the Queen’s Christmas Day address. Oh well. Instead, maybe some commoners can sneak in, chow down on the mushrooms and have a great time saying Titschmarsh’s name over and over again.

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