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.

A Scientist Experimented on Dolphins By Giving Them LSD

Rich Juzwiak · 06/17/14 06:25PM

If you thought the story about woman who regularly jerked off her dolphin friend/test subject Peter was twisted, get a load of what else happened to the dolphins in that experiment. As detailed in BBC Four's The Girl Who Talked to Dolphins, which aired tonight in the U.K., John C. Lilly was a scientist who started studying three dolphins in a partially flooded villa on St. Thomas dubbed "the dolphin house." A lot of these experiments revolved around dolphin communication—specifically, Margaret Howe Lovatt (the titular girl who talked to dolphins...sometimes with her hand) attempted to teach English to her beloved Peter.

The Billion-Dollar Barrel of LSD, and Other Insanities of the U.S. Army's Cold War Drug Experiments

Hamilton Nolan · 12/10/12 11:05AM

During the Cold War, the U.S. Army pursued a research program that used soldiers as lab rats to test the effects of various chemical agents—ranging "from tear gas and LSD to highly lethal nerve agents, like VX." As a huge class action suit against the government by those who were experimented upon nears its trial date, the New Yorker has dropped a huge piece full of details on just how much crazy shit our military was doing in a single secret facility in Maryland.

Newsweek Cover Story or Internet Posting About Drugs? A Quiz

Max Read · 10/08/12 04:00PM

For millennia, humans have wondered what happens after we die. Finally, we have a definitive answer: this week, in an exclusive cover story, Newsweek reveals that "Heaven Is Real." And it sounds suspiciously like a DMT trip as described on internet drug forums.

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!"

This Is What Crazy Cat Ladies See When They Take LSD

Chris Wyman · 12/08/10 04:20PM

Technically, an Australian animator made this mind-bending clip to demo the rendering of animal fur, but it doubles as an Electric Feline Acid Test. Or maybe it's a prayer designed to summon some omnipotent, spinster-like deity?

The Great Columbia Frat Boy Drug-Dealing Ring

Maureen O'Connor · 12/07/10 01:32PM

You know it's a good story when it begins with a narcotics task force called "Operation: Ivy League." After months undercover with kids who are reading the Iliad, the NYPD busted five alleged frat boy drug dealers at Columbia University.

This is Your Math Textbook on LSD

Arielle Sklar · 11/15/10 06:30PM

Ever wonder about the relationship between higher math, universal truths and patterns in nature? Well, even if you don't, it makes for a hypnotic video which beautifully animates geometric concepts.

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.

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.