Dinosaurs Were Tripping

Researchers from Oregon State University working in Myanmar have discovered grass trapped in 100-million-year-old amber; attached to it was a growth which they found to be “quite similar to the modern-day ergot fungus.” Evidently, this ergot fungus is known to cause hallucinations (and a few less fun symptoms like gangrene, convulsions and psychosis) which means sauropod dinosaurs were potentially tripping all the time—though “it is unclear whether massive sauropods could have consumed enough of the fungus to trip major balls.”