Sometimes You Feel Like a Nut, Sometimes You Vomit Uncontrollably

Fans of the potential henbane/fat-hen recipe goof-up should get a kick out of this: ABC News reports that a popular Swedish cooking magazine lured four people into getting sick on overly nutmegged cake:

‘There was a mistake in a recipe for apple cake. Instead of calling for two pinches of nutmeg it said 20 nutmeg nuts were needed,’ Matmagasinet’s chief editor Ulla Cocke told Agence France-Presse.

This experience should not, of course, be confused with the deliberately undertaken “nutmeg trip,” which involves getting very high on nutmeg. A brief excerpt from some guy writing at length about the experience: “Nutmeg’s physical effects mimic the marijuana high, but the overall effect more strongly resembles flu.”

Sounds like a blast. Personally, I’ll be sticking to good old-fashioned “getting drunk,” which also can resemble the flu, but is equally likely to resemble feeling awesome.

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