Travel Magazine Accidentally Encourages Shroom Consumption

Lacey Donohue · 09/15/13 05:33PM

When subscribers of Arizona Highways—Arizona’s “award-winning” travel magazine—receive their October 2013 issue, they’ll be able to turn to page 13 and read all about the edible fly agaric mushroom. The only problem is that the fly agaric mushroom, when consumed raw, has “unpredictable psychotropic and physical effects.” Yet there is no mention of these potential side effects in the “nature factoid” section on the mushroom.

A Night At the 2012 Clio Awards On Mushrooms

Emma Carmichael · 05/20/12 03:10PM

At about 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, while standing in the Roosevelt Rotunda at the American Museum of Natural History on 81st Street and Central Park West, my friend Sam and I stuff an eighth of psychedelic mushrooms into egg rolls and eat them. It is time for the 2012 Clio Awards, the advertising world's version of the Oscars.

Lost Mushroom Foragers Survived Like Tree Elves

Louis Peitzman · 02/05/12 11:24AM

When I first heard about the lost mushroom foragers, I kind of assumed they'd eaten the wrong kind of mushrooms — or the right kind, depending on your intention. I'll admit this theory was inspired by the completely unsubtle field of poppies scene in The Wizard of Oz. But sometimes a mushroom expedition is just a mushroom expedition, and this family of three simply got lost. The story of how they survived, however, is delightful, as reported by the AP.

Cop Saves Shrooming Man From Drowning

Seth Abramovitch · 07/31/11 09:45PM

Anti-cop sentiment has been bubbling over lately, but here's a story to remind us that police officers can and do save lives — even the lives of people acting like idiots. A sheriff's deputy in the Florida Keys dove into the ocean late Saturday night to save a man attempting to drown himself after bad-tripping on mushrooms.

The FDA's Guidelines for Eating Maggots

Maureen O'Connor · 05/18/11 01:37PM

Looking for new ways to stymy your appetite? Try the FDA's Food Defect Action Levels Handbook, a great new diet book guide for food distributors and inspectors. It details exactly how many maggots a comestible good may contain before it gets banned for "aesthetic" reasons, i.e., "being too icky."

Did South Carolina Cops Really Arrest a Guy for Trafficking in Shiitake Mushrooms?

Remy Stern · 05/12/11 11:06PM

Walterboro, S.C. resident Edward V. Spearman has been charged with trafficking illegal, hallucinogenic Psilocybin mushrooms that he allegedly grows in his secret mushroom laboratory. But Spearman's lawyer says his client's wares are actually flavorful shiitake mushrooms, which are legal even in South Carolina (for now).

Reindeer Shroom to Escape Winter Boredom

Maureen O'Connor · 12/23/10 04:18PM

An article in Pharmaceutical Journal claims that "reindeer deliberately seek out the mind-bending fungi to escape the monotony of dreary, long winters." Herdsmen then drink their pee to get a secondary high. Explains all that flying, doesn't it? [Sun, via]