Creator of LSD dies at age 102

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Creator of LSD dies at age 102

Postby parkaboy » Thu May 01, 2008 1:45 pm UTC

Man guys, a well known chemist passes away at decently old age A WHOLE DAY ago and no one makes a post about it?

Albert Hofmann - the creator of LSD, Embarks on Final Trip
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Re: Creator of LSD dies at age 102

Postby segmentation fault » Thu May 01, 2008 5:39 pm UTC

well you already made the trip joke :)
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Re: Creator of LSD dies at age 102

Postby PhantomReality » Thu May 01, 2008 7:14 pm UTC

He will be sorely missed. I was tripping the night he died. I had a terrible trip and I couldn't figure out why. Now I know.

Bless you Hofman, you have brought a beautiful thing into the world.
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Re: Creator of LSD dies at age 102

Postby parkaboy » Thu May 01, 2008 8:32 pm UTC

I didn't make up that joke, it was TOTALLY stolen from the article.

Also, one of the quotes I found form him basically said "Hey, its not MY fault people abused what was originally developed as medicine. *frown*" So i retracted my original thought of 'if i still did hard drugs i'd be tripping balls in his memory right now' because... i'm not so sure he'd want that really.
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Re: Creator of LSD dies at age 102

Postby goblin_subway » Fri May 02, 2008 1:51 am UTC

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Re: Creator of LSD dies at age 102

Postby oxoiron » Fri May 02, 2008 2:37 am UTC

Scientific American wrote:[Hofmann] reports in his 1979 autobiography LSD, My Problem Child, that he became restless and dizzy when he accidentally ingested the compound while making it—and "perceived an uninterrupted stream of fantastic pictures, extraordinary shapes with intense, kaleidoscopic play of colors" for about two hours.

The very next day (April 19, 1943), he swallowed 0.25 milligram of the acid to confirm that it had caused his odd symptoms.

I miss the good old days when ingesting complexes after synthesis was part of routine analysis.
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Re: Creator of LSD dies at age 102

Postby EsotericWombat » Fri May 02, 2008 4:11 am UTC

Reminds me of this

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