Gee, I’m really hoping it wasn’t rye bread. Ergot, the mold that likes rye grain may have been responsible for several outbreaks of madness in Europe during the Middle Ages. It tended to occur after a wet, warm summer when they grain had time to spoil.
Some of the effects were hallucinations, mad dancing, and auto-amputation. That’s right, blood flow gets cut off to the extremities, and fingers and toes, sometimes whole limbs will just . . . fall off.
Cheerful stuff, isn’t it?
“Knowing others is wisdom. Knowing yourself is enlightenment.” - Lao-tzu, Chinese philosopher