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Friday, October 20, 2006

Needle in a haystack?


On my way to the train station this morning, something caught my eye in this field. Can you see what it is? I got an interesting comment from a passerby for taking this shot. Close up and comment tomorrow...

7 comments:

James said...

That's not a mushroom is it? Something about the picture looks suspicious, perhaps it's your attention to this particular spot...like a crime took place here, or something. It's perks one's interest, as does what the mysterious comment was. Cheers.

Anonymous said...

i am not totally sure but I guess its a mushroom:) Isnt it?

sisko said...

is it a mushroom, kaa, or a rattle?

Mountainboy said...

Hi Kaa,

It's a Fly Agaric, or at least that's its English name.

Brilliant fungus! The vikings observed that after eating the mushroom Reindeer went a little crazy, they tried it themselves and found it had the same effect...

It sends you to sleep with fantastic psychedelic dreams then when you wake you believe you are all powerful! Apparently you can get the same effect from drinking the urine of someone who has eat the mushroom!
Unfortunately it is classed as deadly poisonous so I have never had the nerve to try it.

It's other use, and the reason it got its name is much more sensible. Break it up into a bowl of milk and it attracts flies which then die after drinking the milk. It is still effective after drying so can be used out of season.

Cheers.

Eric said...

That is super interesting mountainboy. And how do you know all of this...experience? LOL

Anonymous said...

yes, i agree with Eric, it's very interesting post...and this interactions are really endutainment (entertaining and educational), Thanks kaa:)

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kaa said...

thanx for all the comments. And I am amazed at how mountain boy knows so much about the mushroom. ;-)