DailyDirt: This Is Your Brain On Drugs…
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
Drugs are baaad, mmkay? And it is highly recommended that you NOT take micro-doses of LSD while you’re at work. So just don’t do drugs. Never. (So that when you do…) And check out all the other animals in the animal kingdom that like to get high — cuz if everyone else wanted to jump off a bridge, would you do it, too?
- Dolphins are pretty intelligent creatures — and they apparently suck on puffer fish for fun. Young dolphins ingest a nerve toxin from puffer fish, pass around the fish like a joint, and chill. Marine biologists haven’t seen dolphins get the munchies yet, though. [url]
- Catnip doesn’t work on all cats — just about 70-80% of them — and it only works on cats that are older than 6 months that have reached sexual maturity. Catnip is considered harmless to cats and non-addictive. [url]
- Spiders were first given drugs by scientists in the 1950s — generating some unusual spider web patterns. Research on this strange topic has continued and has even been done by NASA in the 1990s. Clearly, some drugs have an effect on the motor skills of spiders, but it’s not exactly clear what we’ve learned from getting spiders artificially intoxicated. [url]
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Comments on “DailyDirt: This Is Your Brain On Drugs…”
But macro-doses are OK if your name is Dock Ellis. Or Francis Crick.
I tried the Archive.is link (of the Scientific American article on catnip) and got a blanked-out page, though the original scientificamerican.com page shows up just fine. Looking at the page code, the Archive.is page adds an awful lot of junk code to the page, including countless HTML tags that do not exist in the original page. The archive.is copy is more than 3X the file size of the original page.
Is there a reason why archive.is adds so much extraneous crap to the original webpage?
Just wait until the dolphins initiate the war on dolphin drugs!
we need to declare a war on drugs !!!
and create a yuge government department to control the illegal sub-marine traffic of puffer fish
War on drugs == get rich quick scheme
Link to a minute and a half video of spiders on drugs…Very Funny
Catnip also works more effectivly on big cats
…e.g. lions and tigers.
I’m pretty sure we don’t yet know why.
Hey Flipper, don’t Bogard that puffer!