Reindeer High?

– – Santa’s reindeer may require a slight assist to gain altitude.  Scientist Andrew Haynes reports in the respected Pharmaceutical Journal that reindeer deliberately seek out the mind-bending agaric fungi in the wild, and are often seen staggering around afterwards, making odd noises.

It is felt that the reindeer deliberately seek out the mushrooms to escape the monotony of dreary long winters.  A common side effect of psychedelic mushroom consumption in humans is the feeling of flying, so the flight capabilities of Santa’s reindeer are interesting.

Herdsmen are also reported in some parts of the world to drink the urine of the reindeer to get high themselves, but I find that a little hard to swallow…

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3 Comments on “Reindeer High?”

  1. carycomic Says:

    I thought it was because they were telekinetic (like Jean Grey of the X-men). 😦


  2. carycomic Says:

    Speaking of reindeer: whenever I watch the annual re-run of Rankin/Bass’ RUDOLPH TRNR, I can’t help thinking how ironic it would be if Clarice’s grouchy father turned out to be Cupid!


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