While in New York City, I made the obligatory visit to the American Museum of Natural History, which is currently having an exhibit seemingly made just for me – The Power of Poison. I looked all over for Amanita, but only found one example: in the witchcraft section (which mostly discussed Solanaceae plants, appropriately), there was a basket at the feet of the witches, containing old bottles, garlic, and a few fly agarics (whose poisonous and psychoactive properties would mostly be destroyed if they were dumped into that boiling cauldron). See photo with closeup below.
Visitors to Wonderland
- 91,493 ate the mushroom
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