Fish to make you freak out

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When frogs and ‘shrooms are no longer enough for you, it must be time to graduate to Ichthyoallyeinotoxism via fish.  As will be covered in the journal of Clinical Toxicology:

The effects of eating ichthyoallyeinotoxic fishes, such as certain mullet, goatfish, tangs, damsels and rabbitfish, are believed to be similar to LSD, and may include vivid and terrifying auditory and visual hallucinations. This has given rise to the collective common name for ichthyoallyeinotoxic fishes of “dream fish”.

Pommier and de Haro of the Toxicovigilance Centre Antipoison at Marseille’s Hospital Salvator, who undertook the study, said that the men had both eaten a fish called Sarpa salpa, and subsequently suffered from CNS disturbances including terrifying hallucinations and nightmares.

[tags]Hallucinagenic fish[/tags]

NASA presents: Black-hole simulation

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Well, if there’s one thing I can think of worth watching, it’s got to be a good black-hole simulation.   Well, actually, I can think of a lot of things worth watching.  But it’s still pretty cool to tell other people you like watching black-hole simulations.  Just try it and you’ll see I’m right.  All the wondrous details are at NASA’s home page.

[tags]NASA, Black-hole[/tags]