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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Last Trip


Fresh in the wake of the death of the father of techno, Tristram Cary, Albert Hofmann, the Swiss chemist who discovered the now-banned hallucinogenic drug LSD that was an icon of psychedelic '60s, has died at the age of 102.

In 1938 while working on ergot, a fungus that attacks grain, Hofmann isolated the German-named "Lysergsaeure-Diaethylamid," or lysergic acid diethylamide.

Five years later, working in his lab, Hofmann spilled some synthesised LSD on his hand.

The effects were immediate: suffering from dizziness, the scientist cycled home and pedalled into his first "trip".

Hofmann later said that a wave of happiness swept over him as he recalled sensations from his childhood. He also began to hallucinate and he felt able to fly.
Put these two guys together. What a party.

TRIP Albert Hofmann

3 comments:

Semaj Mahgih said...

Leary was eternally grateful.

Nunyaa said...

Have never tried any of that kinda thing, I want to know who first discovered pot?

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