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Drug Prevents Men From Trusting Evil Hotties

 Drug Prevents Men From Trusting Evil Hotties

Can a drug turn off a man's inner Don Draper? Find out in this blog post. See more »

 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, Julie and I look into the world of big pharm to ponder just how powerful a little deception can be. Plus, you'll learn about the nocebo effect (placebo's evil cousin) in which the patient exhibits the supposed harmful side effects of a fake drug. See more »

Best Electronic Music Visualization Ever

 Best Electronic Music Visualization Ever

Back in 2002 the UK's Alexander Rutterford put together this mind-blowing music video for electronic music giant Autechre. The track's titled "Gantz Graf" and you really couldn't ask for a more complex track to visualize. The finished product depicts a kind of multidimensional object shifting shape and geometrically pulsating to every minute change in the track. Let's take a look. See more »

 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 up late for college exams naked. This is how we aim to please you on the latest two episodes of Stuff to Blow Your Mind. See more »

 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 down stuff from the local hippie health store with a cola makeover. Anti-energy drinks, as you can probably guess, are the same idea aimed at opposite results. Hit your favorite natural foods store and you'll find no shortage of herbal sleep and relaxation aids like melatonin, kava root or valerian root. Given the enormous worldwide success the energy drink industry has enjoyed, it makes perfect sense to throw some of those aids into a can and add a little flavor, fizz and a suitably ridiculous brand name. Mary Jane's Relaxing Soda and Drank anyone? See more »

 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 the San Diego Padres -- a feat that Ellis claims to have accomplished while totally mind-blasted on LSD. See more »

 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 the ones to blame. See more »