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Stormtroopers

Of course, then they’d be able to hit their targets, so best not to try it. Site Note: Now that the biggest part of my meme backlog is cleared out (more than 250 of them!), I’ve cut back the posting speed: as of this week, new posts will come out “about” 3x/week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and […]

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Planning Ahead

When I was a kid, I’d hide notes in odd places with messages like “I put this here October 6, 1975. What took you so long to find it?” This guy took that idea to the 12th degree.

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This Gives Me a Headache

It’s true: Bayer didn’t invent Heroin (generic name: diamorphine), but Bayer chemist Felix Hoffman perfected its manufacture. The head of Bayer’s research department reputedly coined the name Heroin, based on the German heroisch (“heroic, strong”). Hoffman wasn’t trying to make an opiate: he was actually trying to make synthetic cocaine out of morphine. Yeah, really. Heroin […]

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