BBC staff openly smoked marijuana at the corporation’s headquarters during the 1960s and 70s and Play School presenters even went on-air stoned.
A teacher in California was slipped LSD by one of his students on a field trip, and wrote a first hand account of the ordeal that ensued.
There is a pill that makes you poop gold…for $275.
Placebo has an evil twin, the nocebo effect. For example, men taking a commonly prescribed prostate drug who were informed that the medication may cause sexual dysfunction were twice as likely to become impotent.
Penicillin was so scarce and precious before 1944 that it was extracted from the patients’ urine to be re-used.
In WWII, both Allied and Axis forces, specifically pilots, were known to be methamphetamine users, so much so that it was nicknamed “Pilot’s Salt”.
Acetaminophen (paracetamol) reduces the pain of social rejection.
When Iggy Pop was in a mental institution, David Bowie was one of the few people who would visit him he would smuggle in cocaine for Pop.