Two dead after consuming toxic mushrooms
January 6th, 2012
02:45 PM ET
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A meal containing the world's most deadly mushroom is responsible for killing two people and sickening another in Canberra, Australian health officials said Friday.

The meal, which contained death cap mushrooms, was part of a private meal served at a restaurant on New Year's Day, the Australian Health Directorate said.

"The Health Directorate has been advised that the consumption of this food was for a private meal and no food containing the mushrooms was provided to the general public or anyone outside of this small group," the directorate said in a statement.

The restaurant, where the mushrooms were prepared, remains closed.

Read - Deadly mushrooms served as part of meal that kills 2, officials say

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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Mike

    Our special appetizer this evening is sauteed Death Cap mushrooms. In this case, you needn't order an entree and we request payment in advance.

    January 18, 2012 at 9:56 am |
  2. Mike

    Stuffed with crab meat – delicious.

    January 18, 2012 at 9:48 am |
  3. Will

    Darwin award nominees.

    January 6, 2012 at 8:26 pm |
    • Not Really

      Mushrooms are consumed routinely, obviously. Perhaps the people who were served the meal didn't expect the poisonous variety. This hardly makes them Darwin Award Nominees. Darwin Awards should be reserved for those special few who truly do stupid things and end up paying for it.

      January 6, 2012 at 11:18 pm |
      • Tim

        I'm pretty sure if you're about to be served "Death Cap" mushrooms, you would be notified. Darwin award winners indeed.

        January 12, 2012 at 2:03 pm |
  4. Timothy Leary

    I knew that Tea tasted Bad.....Colors MAN.

    January 6, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
  5. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    Sounds like that was a bad trip.

    January 6, 2012 at 3:26 pm |
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