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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