Category:
Drugs

Gateway Drug

Posted By: Paul - Sat Apr 06, 2019 - Comments (1)
Category: Business, Advertising, Drugs, Candy, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, 1960s

Bridge player caught doping

A doping scandal has rocked the world of competitive bridge. The World Bridge Federation announced that top-ranked player Geir Helgemo has been suspended after he tested positive for synthetic testosterone and the female fertility drug clomifene while playing in the World Bridge Series in Orlando, Florida.

Of course, these drugs don't enhance or otherwise affect one's ability to play bridge. But apparently the World Bridge Federation is recognized by the International Olympic Committee, which means the bridge players need to follow the same anti-doping rules as Olympic athletes.

More details: globalnews.ca

Posted By: Alex - Sat Mar 09, 2019 - Comments (3)
Category: Drugs, Games, Sports

Boiled sanitary pads

What I want to know is how they ever found out in the first place that they could get high by boiling used sanitary pads and drinking the water.

young Indonesians have found another affordable way to get tipsy — boiling sanitary pads and drinking the water...
Adj. Sr. Comr. Suprinarto, the head of the Central Java chapter of the National Narcotics Agency, said it was the chlorine in the boiled mixture that created a feeling of "flying" and hallucinations similar to the sensation experienced when taking certain drugs.
"The used pads they took from the trash were put in boiling water. After it cooled down they drank it together,” Suprinarto said.


Source: The Jakarta Post

Posted By: Alex - Fri Dec 21, 2018 - Comments (3)
Category: Drugs

Follies of the Madmen #399



Of course the sole of one's foot resembles a snooty toff with monocle--after your LSD trip!

Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Dec 07, 2018 - Comments (0)
Category: Business, Advertising, Drugs, Shoes, 1940s, Feet

WattStax



This documentary has it all: great music, great interviews, great cinematography, ongoing thematic relevance to today. But we feature it on WU mainly for the clothing, both of performers and of the audience. Viewers might also empathize with the director's fascination with hotpants.



Posted By: Paul - Sat Nov 10, 2018 - Comments (0)
Category: Drugs, Ethnic Groupings, Fashion, Music, Pop Art, Documentaries, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, 1970s

THE TRIP



We hope you make it back!

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jan 27, 2018 - Comments (1)
Category: Drugs, Psychedelic, Movies, Music, Pop Art, Surrealism, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, 1960s

Smoking Ants

The earliest report I can find of people in the Persian Gulf smoking ants is the one below, from 1994. But news stories have continued to report this practice. This one from 2008 explains that it's specifically the red samsun ant that's smoked, and explains, "Smoking the red ant gives a similar sensation to smoking marijuana and sniffing glue because of the high concentration of formic acid found in the ants."

Honolulu Advertiser - Sep 11, 1994



Brachyponera sennaarensis
Image via antweb

Posted By: Alex - Sat Jan 06, 2018 - Comments (7)
Category: Drugs, Smoking and Tobacco

The Door From Which There Is No Escape



Original ad here.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Nov 12, 2017 - Comments (6)
Category: Drugs, PSA’s, 1970s

Hippy Sippy

Hippy Sippy consisted of tiny chocolate balls packaged in a container that looked like a hypodermic needle. The chocolate balls were sucked out through the "needle." The candy was introduced in 1968, but was pulled from shelves within a year because of popular outrage.

It reminds me of the Chilly Bang! Bang! juice-filled squirt gun.

More info: Box Vox



Camden Courier-Post - Oct 19, 1968

Posted By: Alex - Fri Jun 30, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Drugs, Candy

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