Tagged: drug

How Pablo Escobar created a hippo problem in Colombia

Drug lord Pablo Escobar smuggled four hippos into his own personal zoo during the 1980’s. But wild hippos are usually only native to Africa and their escape after Escobar’s death has left Colombia with...

Addiction explained

This video from Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell is adapted from Johann Hari’s New York Times best-selling book ‘Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs.’

Don’t smoke weed in Christiania, Denmark

Christiania has been a source of controversy since its creation in a squatted military area in 1971. Its cannabis trade was tolerated by authorities until 2004. Since then, relations between Christiania and Danish authorities...

Naked Lunch

Naked Lunch is a novel by American writer William S. Burroughs, originally published in 1959. The book is structured as a series of loosely connected vignettes. Burroughs stated that the chapters are intended to be read in...

This is your brain on drugs

This Is Your Brain on Drugs was a large-scale US anti-narcotics campaign by Partnership for a Drug-Free America launched in 1987.

Adolf on speed

German writer Norman Ohler’s astonishing account of methamphetamine addiction in the Third Reich changes what we know about the second world war. His book: The Total Rush – or, to use its superior English title, Blitzed – which...

Self arrest on drugs

Psychedelic facts Psychedelic drugs such as LSD or magic mushrooms have been used for centuries to promote an altered state of mind, especially in tribal and spiritual communions. Psychedelic substances are applauded by some...

The Vietnam War in 13 minutes

The Vietnam War is the commonly used name for the Second Indochina War, 1954–1975. Usually it refers to the period when the United States and other members of the SEATO (Southeast Asia Treaty Organization)...

Woman kills 10 and serves corpse at BBQ

An Indiana woman who injected her husband with a lethal dose of heroin before smothering him with a pillow may be responsible for nine other deaths — and is suspected of serving her lover’s...