Her Majesty's Royal Shroom: Hallucinogenic fungi found at Buckingham Palace


That explains the hats.

That explains the hats.

During preparations for the filming of a television program at Buckingham Palace, someone found a mushroom with hallucinogenic properties growing in the sprawling Palace gardens.

"The mushroom's hallucinogenic properties have long been known and it has commonly been used in rituals," reports the AP, soberly.

"Palace officials said Friday there are several hundred species of mushrooms growing in the palace gardens, including a number of naturally occurring Amanita muscaria."

Officials say garden shrooms are never used in the palace kitchens. But no word on whether the Queen uses them from time to time in her royal rituals of blood sacrifice, baby-dismemberment, and Satanic fornication.