Friday, November 2, 2007

Truly gross biology (stink alert!)

A friend in Florida sent me some information about a newly popular-with-high-school-students, illegal drug called "Jenkem." Basically, it is the result of fermentation of raw sewage (eew, gross!). Like so many other icky things (HIV, Ebola, Marburg, etc.) it had the unfortunate luck to come out of Africa. Google it for more information than most would care to know.

"Raw sewage" is a euphemism for...shall we say...various bodily excretions. Notwithstanding the source of materials, the gas is similar to cocaine in effect, except that it also brings back memories and not just hallucinations.

Sickening! Well, at least the drug's users aren't ingesting/imbibing the original materials which would make them sicker (but they're definitely not addictive!)...

1 comment:

Peter said...

I don't know if Jenkem is technically illegal; everyone makes the raw materials, and I doubt cops would want to touch it to confiscate it.