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adameve-feature Drug Prevents Men From Trusting Evil Hotties

Our culture is rife with examples of scheming women who manipulate men with their seductive charms. Sexist archetype? Absolutely. The Baroness, Evil-Lyn, The Great Tyrant… they’re all shades of Biblical Eve, who convinced Adam that a bite of forbidden fruit

slugshroom-feature Do slugs trip on psychedelic mushrooms?

So here’s the question: Do slugs trip on psilocybin when they consume it? Because in humans, the substance generates a wide variety of mind-altering effects. Time changes. Reality shifts. Sometimes we feel a deeper connection with the universe and openness

"Catnip: Egress to Oblivion" Wins Over Sundance

This is excellent. “Catnip: Egress to Oblivion” captures all the fun of dosing our beloved pets with mind-altering substances with the hyperbolic style of 1970s anti-drug films. And further proving the power of cat videos, it also won the Audience

Blow Your Mind: Nutmeg, the Scary Spice

Sure, you sprinkle nutmeg indifferently on your eggnog, but do you know its bloody history and psychotropic properties? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind, Julie and I discuss the weird, mind-bending, sickening and depressing side of an

Blow Your Mind: The Placebo Effect — Brain Over Pain

We’ve all heard of the placebo effect, but what exactly going on in our bodies when we benefit from a simple sugar pill — or when a placebo outperforms actual medication? In this episode of Stuff to Blow Your Mind,

Blow Your Mind: Animal Junkies and Dream Inception

Look, wallabies are munching down Tasmanian opium crops and lemurs are giving themselves a millipede rubdown. And if that’s not weird enough for you, just think about the fact that your sleeping brain does far more than make you show

What are anti-energy drinks?

We’re all familiar with energy drinks, the beverages that give some of us the caffeine, vitamins, herbs and sugar to power through our work days and stretch our nights out to the max. Regardless of the brand, you’re basically guzzling

Dock Ellis' 1970 LSD No-hitter

Never let it be said that Robert Lamb doesn’t appreciate a good sports story. While baseball and I have never quite seen eye-to-eye, I can’t help but be amused by Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis’ 1970 no-hitter (or “no-no”) against

Opium-fueled Wallabies Create Crop Circles

What mysterious causes underlie the existence of crop circles? Alien spacecraft from beyond the stars? Pranksters from the next town over? Or are they actually the work of opium-addicted wallabies? Well, at least in Australia, doped-up marsupials may indeed be

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