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Daily Weird #20 Santa's reindeer were eating mushrooms and flying high

Updated on December 30, 2010
ohhh, are those magic mushrooms I see???
ohhh, are those magic mushrooms I see??? | Source

Winter can be boring. It can be boring for you and me, and apparently even the animals get a little bored. What to do, what to do?

We humans have a lot of things we can do. We can play board games, we can watch TV, and we can count our fingers and toes, all things not available to the average animal.

So, what do animals do when they get bored? Apparently, they do drugs.

According to scientist, Andrew Haynes, animals often eat “magic mushrooms” to cure the winter doldrums. Reindeer, especially, hunt out these mushrooms during the winter months. It’s most likely a pre-requisite to being allowed to pull Santa’s sleigh. The reindeer who eats the most mushrooms gets to be in the lead.

Rudolph must have been a mushroom eating fool! Perhaps that’s the real reason for the glowing nose. Maybe he even washed the mushrooms down with a pint or two for good measure. Scientists are currently looking for the moonshine still. With magic mushrooming going on, they figure moonshine can’t be far behind.

There have been rumors floating around that what Santa actually had in his “bag of toys” were hallucinogens. It’s big money. Santa’s cover has been impenetrable. Hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of magic mushrooms get bootlegged by Santa every year. Again, this is only a theory, so don’t ruin it for all the kids until we have actual proof. In the meantime, you may want to make sure your children don’t lick their toys.

In a bit of a twist in the story, it seems that when herdsmen drink reindeer urine, they believe they, themselves can fly. I don’t know how the herdsmen originally discovered this particular jewel of knowledge, and I’m don’t think I want to. However, it does make me wonder what Mrs. Clause has been putting in Santa’s eggnog all these years.

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      Susan Mills 7 years ago from Indiana

      Qudsia- I believe I lost my appetite with the first Daily Weird I did. It hasn't gotten any better... did you see the Mankini??? Ugh! I just can't seem to help myself, besides, it's a great weight-loss plan.

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      QudsiaP1 7 years ago

      Hahaha... Santa's special urine flavoured eggnog...

      I think I just lost my appetite. :P

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      Susan Mills 7 years ago from Indiana

      Chris- sorry about the poopy-bug. They aren't very nice. Thank you for helping out in the excrement area, I think you jumped my score a couple points by mentioning poop. I can't tell you what that means! :)

      Happy New Year to you and SHE WMBA as well.. (un-reindeer enhanced)

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      ChrisLincoln 7 years ago from Orange (or Lemon...) County, California


      Been MIA for a while, got a bit of a tummy thing after eating, what I believe, was, riendeer poop.

      Could happen to anyone, who doesn't get the munchies after schrooming?

      And drinking the urine - that's disgusting!

      (The lack of poop in the story concerned me, just helping out here...)

      Happy (but not chemically enhanced) New Year,


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      Susan Mills 7 years ago from Indiana

      Gus- lol! Can you imagine if the pigs ate the truffles they found? Those would be some mind blowing sausages!

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      Gustave Kilthau 7 years ago from USA

      Hi sueroy - thanks for the funny story. I wonder now if folks are going to try to capture reindeer to train and to take the place of those truffle-hunting pigs. I feel sorry for the pigs if that happens, for then the pigs are going to be known as sausages.

      Gus :-)))

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      Susan Mills 7 years ago from Indiana

      tenderheart- Thank you for the sweet comment. You haven't been eating any funny mushrooms have you?

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      Sueroy333, drbj has a good point! hahahahaha! I just love you guys!

    • sueroy333 profile image

      Susan Mills 7 years ago from Indiana

      Drbj- Thanks for stopping by. As always you get right to the heart of the matter.

    • sueroy333 profile image

      Susan Mills 7 years ago from Indiana

      Pixie- it is magic, mom. Don't let the facts stand in the way. Magic is much cooler. :)

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      drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

      Here's to those very clever magic mushroom-seeking reindeer. They are a lot wiser by far than those urine-drinking herdsmen.

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      Pixienot 7 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana

      And here I thought it was magic? See...we mothers learn from our daughters, too!

      Mushrooms - who'd a thunk?

    • sueroy333 profile image

      Susan Mills 7 years ago from Indiana

      Pop- It warms my heart to know I was a help for you. Thank you for letting me know!

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      breakfastpop 7 years ago

      You have cleared up the mystery of Rudolph's nose for me and I am thankful.

    • sueroy333 profile image

      Susan Mills 7 years ago from Indiana

      tenderheart- thanks for coming by and commenting. It always does my heart good when someone else besides me is laughing!

      I would LOVE to see that sign! Too funny!

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      tnderhrt23 7 years ago

      sueroy, you are just too funny! I always wondered about Rudolph's red nose, too! Magic mushroom eating fool, indeed! I plan to post a new sign next year next to the Christmas tree..."Do NOT lick the toys!" You are a hoot!

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      Susan Mills 7 years ago from Indiana

      mysterylady- Thanks for stopping by and for the compliment.

      It does my heart good to see someone has learned a little something from my writing... I'm all about the education.

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      mysterylady 89 7 years ago from Florida

      I love your tongue-in-cheek humor. I always wondered why Rudolph's nose was red. Now I know!


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