Tweaker on Bad Trip Ends Alleged 7-Day Crime Spree with McDonald's Run

Hudson Hongo · 10/12/14 04:54PM

A Washington man faces 14 charges, ranging from kidnapping to burglary to theft of a firearm, after allegedly going on a weeklong, acid-inspired crime spree. According to court documents obtained by Vocativ, 23-year-old George Jacobson terrorized residents of Roy, Wa. from Sept. 26 to Oct. 3, breaking into houses, stealing guns and demanding victims give him everything from clothes to a ride home.

Nearly Nude Dude Who Fired Gun Outside Pizzeria May Have Been on Acid

Andy Cush · 07/30/14 04:26PM

Andrew Engle — a 27-year-old Michigan man who, wearing only a towel, accidentally discharged his gun while banging on a local pizzeria's windows until one shattered because he was angry that the restaurant was closed even though it was actually open — may have taken acid before his arrest Saturday.

Star Dancer Arrested in Insane Russian Ballet Acid Attack

Max Read · 03/06/13 10:09AM

Pavel Dmitrichenko, a star dancer at Moscow's legendary Bolshoi Ballet, has apparently confessed to orchestrating an acid attack that left the company's artistic director Sergei Filin with burns to his face and eyes—an attack possibly motivated by Filin's treatment of Dmitrichenko's girlfriend, another Bolshoi dancer.

LSD Guru 'Bear' Stanley Dies at 76

Jeff Neumann · 03/13/11 02:52PM

Owsley "Bear" Stanley, one of the most prolific LSD producers of all time, was killed in a car accident in his adopted home of Australia today. The Bear was also a noted sound engineer, and at one time financed the Grateful Dead. He and his acid were also featured in Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, and Bear hung out with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Ken Kesey, and other noteworthy druggies from that time. He was thought to be around 76 years old.

Acid-Tripping Housewife Can 'See All the Molecules'

Max Read · 01/16/11 08:44PM

As every college student knows, there is almost nothing funnier than watching a person try to narrate her acid trips. Especially when that person is a housewife in the year 1956. As she says, "I can see all the molecules!"

Man Sentenced to Literal 'Eye for an Eye' Punishment

Maureen O'Connor · 12/13/10 05:40PM

A 25-year-old Tehranian who blinded his girlfriend's husband by throwing acid in his face has been sentencing to having acid drizzled over his face and eyes. Apparently they're seeking "forensic scientists" to carry out the punishment now. [Daily Mail]

Watch What Happens When a Portrait Artist Takes LSD

Matt Toder · 10/12/10 01:55PM

In the 1950's, when the US government was experimenting with psychotomimetic drugs, an artist was given a dose of LSD 25 and drawing materials. His drawings—and journey—inside.

Horrific Acid Attack Was a Hoax

Adrian Chen · 09/16/10 06:56PM

Remember Bethany Storro, the 28-year-old woman who claimed a woman threw a cup of acid in her face after asking if she wanted a drink? It was a hoax: Her injuries were self-inflicted. Um, guess she got what she deserved?

Why You Shouldn't Drop Acid and Go to the Movies

Max Read · 09/13/10 01:24AM

Ever thought it'd be cool to take some hallucinogenic drugs and check out a movie—say, sci-fi masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey? This guy thought it'd be cool. And his trip—and resultant freakout—was recorded by five different audience members.

Copycat Acid Attacker Strikes in Arizona

Sergio Hernandez · 09/06/10 11:55AM

Just a few days after a stranger threw acid in a Washington woman's face, an M.O.-stealing copycat has attacked another woman in Arizona.

Acid Attacker: 'Hey Pretty Girl Do You Want to Drink This?'

Maureen O'Connor · 09/01/10 02:51PM

Nothing good ever comes of "Hey pretty girl, do you want to drink this?" A stranger approached a 28-year-old woman yesterday, said that, and then tossed a cup of acid in her face. This story is stomach-churning.

The Medicinal Potential of Hallucinogenic Drugs: An Assessment

Hamilton Nolan · 04/12/10 09:08AM

The whole hallucinogens-as-medicine thing is back! Scientist are conducting very strict scientific tests on psychedelic drugs as a treatment for depression. Allow us to save the doctors some trouble. We present our own research findings on this important topic below.

Great Moments In Drugs: June 12, 1970

Hamilton Nolan · 11/13/09 03:07PM

Here, an new animated short video celebrating the day that Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis threw a no-hitter while blind-tripping on acid. Truly one of the greatest American drug accomplishments of the 20th century. Learn your history, kids. [James Blagden]

A Brief History of Acid

ian spiegelman · 03/30/08 10:34AM

Everyone loves LSD. It makes you smarter, happier, and life gets totally interesting. (Actually, it's so freaking scary it makes me cry. Drugs're bad, mm'kay?) But what sweet, sweet chemical elves invented the stuff? And why? Well, sure, you could read some musty old text on the subject, but that's hardly trippy. Instead, here it is in cartoon form! [ via Digg] While we're on the subject, what was your best/worst psychedelic experience?