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  1. The hallucinogen found in "magic mushrooms" triggers brain activity patterns that are similar to those seen when someone is dreaming

  2. Even though the half-life of LSD is only about 30 minutes, its hallucinogenic effects can last up to 18 hours because the molecule gets stuck at an angle within the brain's serotonin receptor and cannot dislodge itself.

  3. The Himalayan Honey Bee, largest of the honey bees, makes a hallucinogenic honey that tribes collect

  4. There is a fish that causes hallucinations when eaten. In 2006, two men ingested it at a Mediterranean restaurant and began to experience numerous hallucinogenic effects. These hallucinations were described as frightening, and have occurred minutes after the fish was ingested and lasted 36 hours

  5. LSD was first synthesized in 1938 but it wasn't until 5 years later that it's creator accidentally consumed it, discovering its hallucinogenic properties.

  6. When asked how they discovered the hallucinogenic properties of the plants used in the ayahuasca brew, Many indigenous Amazonian people said they "received the instructions directly from plants and plant spirits".

  7. With just one dose of the ibogaine hallucinogen and a psychedelic journey that can last days, heroin addicts, alcoholics and cocaine users have reportedly found themselves completely free from their cravings — with none of the usual withdrawal symptoms.

  8. An archaeologist and biblical scholar suggested that Jesus is a mushroom. "The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross argued that Jesus in the Gospels was in fact a code for a type of hallucinogen, the Amanita muscaria, and that Christianity was the product of an ancient 'sex-and-mushroom' cult."

  9. Berserkers" were Norse warriors who fought in a nearly uncontrollable, trance-like fury. It has been suggested that the warriors consumed hallucinogens before battles. Some were said to wear the pelt of a wolf (or bear) when they entered battle.

  10. Prehistoric rock art in the Saharan desert indicates that there were ancient hallucinogenic mushroom cults as far back as 9,000 years ago. The mushrooms were used in rituals of a mystico-religious nature, with drawings of Gods draped with the venerated mushrooms appearing repeatedly

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The world’s largest honey bee, the Himalayan Cliff Bee, produces hallucinogenic honey.

Some autism patients excrete the same toxin in their urine that hallucinogenic toads have on their skin

The quietest place on earth is an anechoic chamber at Orfield Laboratories, where one can sit in complete darkness and silence: producing hallucinogenic feelings like hearing your body’s internal sounds, including heartbeat, and having a heightened self awareness.

In Himalaya are found the world's largest honey bees, and they make hallucinogenic honey.

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust allowed South African scientists from Transvaal Museum to analyze 24 pipe fragments found at William Shakespeare’s home. Eight of the pipes contained traces of cannabis and two contained traces of cocaine. Others appear to be laced hallucinogenic nutmeg extracts.

Jaguars have been reported to eat the hallucinogenic Ayahuasca root before they hunt. Indigenous people of the Amazon believe the jaguars do it to sharpen their senses.

Eating certain species of tropical fish can cause hallucinogenic fish inebriation, a condition likened to a three day long LSD trip. These fish have been used recreationally since antiquity.

There is a very potent strain of marijuana called Tom Cruise Purple. It is reported to have hallucinogenic properties, and is sold in vials which have a picture of Tom Cruise laughing hysterically on the front.

The creator of the LSD discovered its hallucinogenic properties after accidentally absorbing the drug through his gloves, causing him to trip balls

The parasitic Massospora fungus which infects cicadas, replaces their genitals with a fungal stump, and hijacks their brains with amphetamines and/or psilocybin (the key chemical in hallucinogenic mushrooms), forcing them to mate non-stop and spread the fungal spores to infect other cicadas.

In the urine of schizophrenics and those with severe autism there is an elevated amount of bufotenine- a hallucinogenic chemical also known to be found in psychoactive toads.

The human body produces trace amounts of dimethyltryptamine (DMT) which has been called "The most powerful hallucinogen known to man and science."

Myyrrh, frankincense, and anointing oils all contain psychoactive chemicals - from mild sedatives to powerful hallucinogens.

Viking "Berserkers" would take hallucinogenic mushrooms to induce their battle rage

The hallucinogenic properties of the Fly Agaric toadstool lead to distorted size perception, accounting for Alice's size changes when she eats the mushroom in Lewis Carroll's tale.

The Romans used to eat a fish called the "dreamfish" that produced hallucinogenic effects similar to LSD

Witches are depicted as flying on brooms, because in the Middle Ages, people used a broom handle to vaginally inject a liquid concoction of hallucinogenic plants which would cause the "witches" to imagine they were flying.

Shrooms are banned in The Netherlands, but the truffles that come from the same plant and produce the same hallucinogenic effect are fully legal.

Seed of morning glory are used as laxative in traditional Chinese medicine. Seed of some species of morning glory contains toxic compounds that can induce hallucinogenic effects when consumed in large doses.

Certain species of fish, when eaten, produce hallucinogenic effects comparable to LSD which can last for days

The representation of witches on broomsticks was derived from the practice rubbing a hallucinogenic substance on a broom handle and inserting it into the vagina.

Legendary comicbook writer Alan Moore began dealing the hallucinogenic LSD at school, being expelled for doing so in 1970 – he later described himself as "one of the world's most inept LSD dealers"

Certain cacti produce substance called mescaline which induces hallucinogenic effects. It has been used by shamans to induce trans-like state and ensure "communication" with God.

Mayans knew how to use plants for medicinal purposes. They also used some for their hallucinogenic properties in special ceremonies.

Honey produced from nectar of certain types of rhododendron has hallucinogenic and laxative effects. Ancient Greeks and Romans were familiar with side effects of honey made of rhododendron.