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  1. 'Meth-gators': US police warn of alligators taking meth

    Pray to never encounter a methgator: an alligator on methamphetamine. One US police department is urging residents not to flush drugs down the toilet, citing fears that wildlife might consume them and exhibit unnatural behaviours. "Ducks, Geese, and other fowl frequent our treatment ponds and we shudder to think what one all hyped up on meth would do," the Loretto Police Department in the US state of Tennessee posted on Facebook. "Furthermore, if it made it far enough we could create...
  2. Repairman unexpectedly absorbs LSD after touching residue on vintage synthesizer

    For over 50 years a Buchla Model 100 analogue synthesizer had been in storage, safely kept in a cool dark place at Califonia state East Bay University. That was until Thursday (5/23/19) when San Francisco KPIX 5 broadcast manager Eliot Curtis agreed to conduct restoration of the timeworn relic. The Buchla Model 100, released in 1963, was the first generation being produced by synthesizer pioneer Don Buchla. The Grateful Dead sound engineer Owsley Stanley, known for manufacturing LSD in...
  3. This $1,650 pill tell your doctors whether you've taken it. Is this the future of medicine?

    When the Food and Drug Administration approved in late 2017 a schizophrenia pill that sends a signal to a patient’s doctor when ingested, it was seen not only as a major step forward for the disease but as a new frontier of Internet-connected medicine. Patients who have schizophrenia often stop taking their medicine, triggering psychotic episodes that can have severe consequences. So the pill, a 16-year-old medication combined with a tiny microchip, would help doctors intervene before a...
  4. UK man armed with crossbow arrested near PNG after trying to flee Australia on a jet ski

    A wanted UK man has been arrested after attempting to flee Australia on a jet ski while armed with a crossbow. The 57-year-old man, subject to an outstanding warrant for drug-related charges in Western Australia, almost made the 140km journey across the Torres Strait from Cape York to Papua New Guinea before police caught up to him, AAP reports. He was apprehended at mudflats on the eastern side of Saibai Island - just a few kilometres from Papua New Guinea. Police were alerted by locals...
  5. Australian man's ridiculous excuse for driving on wrong side of motorway for 13km

    An Australian man has been charged and fined after driving on the wrong side of a Sydney motorway for 13km. His explanation for the incredibly dangerous decision? He wanted to avoid an upcoming tollbooth. Frank Mollica got on the M5 amid heavy traffic on Saturday morning (local time), and allegedly veered his ute into the opposing lane and battled past oncoming vehicles for an incredible 13km. "I'm surprised I survived it," he told 7 News. After successfully dodging other vehicles going...
  6. Restaurant Wants to Use Marijuana to Ease Lobsters’ Pain. Slow Your Roll, Maine Says

    Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound in Southwest Harbor, Me., wants to sedate lobsters with marijuana to make killing them more humane. Regulators have other ideas. Your death is imminent. It will be painful. Minutes beforehand, your executioner hands you … a joint. “If somebody offered me that option and said, ‘Hey, do you want to do this first?’” said Charlotte Gill, the owner of Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound in Southwest Harbor, Me., “I would say a resounding ‘yes.’” Ms. Gill...
  7. The undersea and the ecstasy: MDMA leaves octopuses loved up

    Normally antisocial sea creature becomes friendly and tactile after being given the drug, scientists say What happens when you give an octopus MDMA? It sounds like a question that might flit through the meandering mind of someone who had been dabbling in psychedelics. But now the matter has become the focus of an unlikely-sounding scientific experiment to uncover the ancient origins of social behaviour. By showing that the normally antisocial sea creature became friendly and tactile after...
  8. This Man Took 140 Drugs and Wrote a Harm Reduction Bible

    We spoke to Dominic Milton Trott about 'The Honest Drugs Book'. What does a person who has taken 140 different drugs look like? I didn't know what to expect before Skyping Dominic Milton Trott, author of The Honest Drugs Book – but really, his appearance shouldn't come as a surprise: a man in his fifties with a round, avuncular face and a warm Mancunian accent. Bald pate with funky ponytail tickling the nape of his neck and a hippy shark's tooth necklace hanging just below his Adam's...
  9. Man stabbed in the neck with a champagne flute by one-eyed father

    A young man bled to death after he was stabbed in the neck with a champagne flute by a one-eyed father at a cocktail bar in Lancashire, a court has heard. Jason Taylor, 23, was enjoying a night out with his girlfriend when he was suddenly grabbed by 44-year old Jack Costello moments after the victim had a brief exchange of words with another man at the bar, it was said. Costello initially put his left arm around Mr Taylor’s neck as if to speak to him but then bit down on the victim’s ear...
  10. Beer deliveryman talks man out of jumping off bridge by offering 12-pack

    Jason Gaebel and Kwame Anderson don't usually cross the bridge over Interstate 94 in St. Paul, Minn. But this Wednesday morning, for no reason in particular, the beer deliverymen decided to take a different route, they told local news stations. After dropping off a shipment of beer at a sports bar nearby, Gaebel steered the truck onto the bridge, crossing over the busy highway below. Then, they spotted a man standing on the bridge's ledge on the other side of the fence. "Bro, you alright?"...
  11. Spanish driver tests positive for every single drug in the test

    A driver in Carcastillo, Spain, tested positive for every single drug in the test, police have confirmed. The man tested positive for every drug police could test him for.Spanish police said the driver tested positive for every drug they could test for, after a call on Saturday from a neighbour showed concern over people getting in a car while under the influence of alcohol. Police arrived at the scene to find six people in a vehicle. None of them were wearing a seatbelt and some of them...
  12. Meth addict jailed for breaking into his parents' home, stabbing dad

    Breaking into his parents Calgary home, setting the basement on fire and then repeatedly stabbing his father, who came to investigate, has helped land a city man a two-year prison term. Kyle Matthew Karas was also order to serve 3 years probation following his custody on series of offenses committed while he was high on methamphetamines. Karas, 23, pleaded guilty to charges of robbery, mischief to property, break and enter, aggravated assault, flight from police and dangerous driving in...
  13. Mice eat 500kg of marijuana; Police claim

    Argentinian officers fired after claiming mice ate half a ton of missing marijuana Eight police officers claimed mice ate the cannabis, but forensic experts explained that mice would not mistake the drug for food Eight Argentinian police officers have been dismissed after claiming that more than half a ton of marijuana which disappeared from a police warehouse had been eaten by mice. The disappearance of the drugs was discovered during an inspection of a police warehouse for impounded...
  14. Woman Accused Of Injecting Her Children With Meth And Pimping Them Out

    In Eau Claire, Wisconsin, U.S.A. one Michelle Mayer, 39 years of age, was charged with two counts of repeated sexual assault of a child-party to a crime on Thursday (03/22/18). She allegedly allowed men to systematically abuse her two young children sexually over the course of several years in return for drugs and money. The practice is said to have begun years ago when Mayer allowed different men into her mother's home. Allegedly the men would give her methamphetamine, cocaine and money for...
  15. Woman charged with battery after falling on goat

    MILTON, Fla. (WEAR) — A Pensacola woman is facing a battery charge for allegedly physically assaulting her nephew after she fell on top of a goat while intoxicated. Photo: Jan Marie Strickland Source: Santa Rosa County JailAccording to a Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office (SRCSO) arrest report, deputies responded to the 4700 block of Lynn Road in Milton on Tuesday in reference to a disturbance. Once on the scene, deputies made contact with a man who told them that his aunt, Jan Strickland,...
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