Category: drugs

2000 Olympics gold medal winner, swimmer Antony Ervin decided to…

2000 Olympics gold medal winner, swimmer Antony Ervin decided to retire at 22. It didn’t go so well, as he begun abusing drugs. However, in 2011 he got back into swimming, and at the 2016 Olympics became the oldest swimmer to win a gold medal. (source)

Photo : JD Lasica from Pleasanton, CA, US / wikimedia

Stephen King would do so much cocaine, he had to stuff cotton up…

Stephen King would do so much cocaine, he had to stuff cotton up his nose to stop blood from dripping on his typewriter.

Photo : Stephanie Lawton / Flickr / wikimedia

The founders of Insulin sold the patent to a University for $3,…

The founders of Insulin sold the patent to a University for $3, which then gave pharmaceuticals the rights to manufacture Insulin without royalties and to improve the formula in order to make the drug better and accessible to as many diabetics as possible at the lowest cost possible.

Legendary saxophonist Charlie Parker’s heroin and alcohol…

Legendary saxophonist Charlie Parker’s heroin and alcohol addictions were so severe, that after his death at 34 years of age, the coroner mistakenly estimated him to be between 50 and 60 years old.

FDA did a study that found most drugs are still safe and…

FDA did a study that found most drugs are still safe and effective decades past the expiration date stamped on the package.

Researchers from the University of Michigan have revealed that…

Researchers from the University of Michigan have revealed that Cheese triggers the same part of the brain as hard drugs.

Researchers from the University of Michigan have revealed that…

Researchers from the University of Michigan have revealed that Cheese triggers the same part of the brain as hard drugs.

In 2001, drug lord El Chapo escaped from prison in a dirty…

In 2001, drug lord El Chapo escaped from prison in a dirty laundry basket. After bribing multiple guards, he was wheeled out of prison hidden inside it. The escape allegedly cost him over $2.5m. In 2015, he escaped again through a tunnel leading from the shower area to a house construction site. 

In 2001, drug lord El Chapo escaped from prison in a dirty…

In 2001, drug lord El Chapo escaped from prison in a dirty laundry basket. After bribing multiple guards, he was wheeled out of prison hidden inside it. The escape allegedly cost him over $2.5m. In 2015, he escaped again through a tunnel leading from the shower area to a house construction site.