I love dogs, they really are our best friends, and for good reason. The most important being that a dog is less likely to eat you when you die. If your body is found a week after you die, your dog is probably going to be found, hungry, beside you. A cat? They won’t wait … Continue reading
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Brugmansia: Angel’s Trumpet or the Devil’s?
Often times the common names given to plants are due to their physical characteristics. Take the Brugmansia genus, for example, its common name is “Angel’s Trumpet.” By taking a look at these photos you can certainly see why it could be called such. It looks angelic, and certainly has a resemblance to an instrument in the … Continue reading
Childbirth, Scopolamine and the History of Truth Serum
The phrase “truth serum” is a part of our lexicon, and we hear it in movies and read it in novels, but what does childbirth and scopolamine have to do with truth serum? I’ve written about scopolamine before, here, and briefly mentioned childbirth, but not truth serum. But trust me, they are related, and it’s … Continue reading
Scopolamine: As Evil as it Wants to Be
One of Nature’s most intriguing poisons, to me at least, is scopolamine. Where else can you find a natural product with such a colorful history? Scopolamine has its roots in witchcraft, zombies, crime, murder, and a top-secret CIA program. Seriously, how can one not love this stuff? If any drug could be called evil, this … Continue reading