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Buckingham Palace officials discover mushrooms with 'hallucinogenic properties' in gardens

Free skit idea for Saturday Night Live: Queen Elizabeth II growing shrooms.

Alas, officials told The Associated Press that mushrooms found with "hallucinogenic properties" in the Buckingham Palace gardens were growing wild, and were most definitely not used in the palace kitchens.

The Amanita muscaria reportedly occurs naturally in the gardens; its hallucinogenic properties are well-known, and often used in rituals around the world.