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December 24, 2010

They need a new drug

SANTA'S reindeer will be flying higher than ever this Christmas - after munching magic mushrooms.

Scientists have found that the animals regularly eat the mind-bending fly agaric fungi in the wild.

And Rudolph, Donner, Blitzen and pals are often seen staggering around, making odd noises afterwards.

Scientist Andrew Haynes believes reindeer deliberately seek out the mushrooms to escape the monotony of dreary long winters. [...]

"For humans a common side-effect of mushrooms is the feeling of flying, so it's interesting the legend about Santa's reindeer is they can fly."

He also said herdsmen drink the reindeer's URINE to get high themselves.

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Posted by joke du jour at December 24, 2010 06:01 PM

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