Friday, July 17, 2009

LSD does not contain gluten!

Um, OK, not that I do LSD, but I was surprised when a friend told me yesterday that he thought LSD was grown on rye bread mold. Turns out modern-day LSD is completely synthetic, but the chemical compound was discovered when a scientist was researching ergot.

Ergot was a mold that used to poison people famously in the middle ages when they would eat grain that had been stored too long. Some people think that ergot was responsible for egging on mob violence and other types of civil unrest.

So, just say no to ergot!

1 comment:

rachelizabeth said...

That is just too funny.