Spiritual effects of hallucinogens persist, Johns Hopkins researchers report

Throw them druggies in jail! We can't have people increasing their feelings of happiness and well being, now can we?

In a follow-up to research showing that psilocybin, a substance contained in "sacred mushrooms," produces substantial spiritual effects, a Johns Hopkins team reports that those beneficial effects appear to last more than a year.

(link) [EurekAlert! - Breaking News]

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PC Repair In Texas Now Requires a PI License

Pretty transparent attempt at creating a state controlled cartel.

In some shocking news out of Texas, PC repair will now require a PI License. Surely this stands to have a substantial impact on small repair shops around the state if upheld. Never fear, however, as the first counter-suit has already been filed.

(link) [Slashdot]

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Toilet-trained chimp on the loose in California

Overlawyered has more on this "most litigious chimpanzee in history".

A 42-year-old chimpanzee who is toilet-trained and can eat with a knife and fork is believed to be at large in a Southern California forest after escaping his cage.

(link) [CNN.com]

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Drug Arrests Were Real; the Badge Was Fake

The most amazing thing about this story is that the impersonator still hasn't been charged with any crime!

A man who pretended to be a federal agent has stirred a legal and political controversy in a small Missouri town.

(link) [New York Times]

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