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Discussion: Red

in: Rachel; Rachel > 2016-05-18

May 18, 2016 8:25 AM # 
Horses don't react to red specifically, but running close past a group of unknown horses is never a good idea. :)

It's fun when a group of dane owners walk past a group of horse riders - each group eyes off the other waiting for someone to make the first 'saddle' joke.
May 18, 2016 9:48 AM # 
If QI has taught me anything, it's not the colour that stirs up the beast but the movement of the object that attracts attention.

Speaking of red mushrooms, I saw a very bright red one with white spots on one of the maps over in NSW (in the terrain, not specifically on the map). I would have to wonder what would happen if you ate it.
May 18, 2016 10:24 AM # 
Hallucinations! Apparently "parboiling breaks down its toxins"
May 18, 2016 10:29 AM # 
OK. Ingrained mythology from farming grandparents that used to point out we shouldn't run in our red tracksuit pants in the bull paddock. As per the horses, probably still a good idea to have stopped us running around in the bull paddock. :)

Red mushrooms sound poisonous to me. This one looked like a regular white button mushroom with stem and cap except it was incredibly big and growing out of a tree trunk.
May 18, 2016 11:01 AM # 
Yeah that looks like it and it was in a pine plantation. I've never found 'shrooms before. Probably a good thing I didn't eat it before the race!
May 18, 2016 11:21 AM # 
I've seen them lots in pine plantations when orienteering/rogaining and they are beautiful. Aren't those the toadstools under which elves make houses?

Mind you, the death cap mushroom is also an Amanita:
May 18, 2016 12:02 PM # 
I'm pretty sure Araminta was a character in a book I just read. Any relation?

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