No matter where you live at now days drugs seem to be an ongoing problem that just continues to grow out of control. Among those drugs we know many by name such as Marijuana, Ecstasy, LSD, Mushrooms, Hash, Cocaine, and Meth. There are many more than that, but those are widely known by many. But today we wanted to expose some disturbing facts that we found on meth.
I personally hate the drug as I watch people waste their lives away smoking this stuff or snorting it. Sometimes they even shoot it up with a needle. But you probably already knew that. Here are 8 things you probably didn’t know. But now you know!
1. In North Korea, they offer meth like a cup of tea.
You read correctly. It is an ongoing problem in North Korea.
It is offered as casually as a cup of tea in North Korea. There is little stigma attached to meth use – some take it to treat colds or boost their energy; students take it to work late. The drug also helps curb appetites in a country where food is scarce.
2. Meth is linked to Parkinson’s.
Scientist were originally supposed to be seeing if Ecstasy was the cause.
A 2-year study that linked Ecstasy to Parkinsons was retracted from the journal Science after the authors realized they had accidentally used meth instead.
3. Meth was invented in Japan.
This may sound strange to you but I assure you it’s true.
At first it was used to curb hunger and energize Japanese citizens. Later It was given to Kamikaze pilots, soldiers and wartime factory workers. It is now controlled and distributed by the Yakuza.
4. Hitler was a meth addict.
Using it helped the Nazis work long days without stopping.
The Nazis were using Meth under the name “Pervitin” to stay awake and focused in war. Even Hitler himself was very likely to be a tweaker.
5. Meth cost more than gold.
Why aren’t they just buying gold bullion?
Right now, an ounce of meth costs more than an ounce of gold. An ounce of meth will run you about $1600 and an ounce of gold costs $1212.
6. A woman built a meth lab at Walmart.
Now this one tops all the crazy things I have heard.
A woman in Tulsa, OK was in a Walmart for over six hours building a meth lab.
Investigators say Alisha Halfmoon gathered the ingredients from throughout the store and started building a meth lab on a store shelf.
7. Using Vick’s Vapor Inhalers will make you test positive for meth.
Are you talking about the stuff I gave to my kid last night?
Vick’s inhalers will cause you to test positive for Meth on drug tests. This might make you think twice about using one of these next time you want to. Could you imagine going to work and hurting yourself. Then resulting from that your job asks for a drug test which you gladly give not knowing that you are about to be fired for using a drug you don’t even take.
8. A meth user burned down one of the world’s oldest trees.
What the heck was he doing in the tree in the first place? Looking for his flashlight perhaps?
The worlds 5th oldest tree, the senator, was burned down by a meth addict.
I mean come on, really? This guy climbed up this gigantic tree probably high out of his mind and burned the thing down. I bet he wasn’t even trying to burn the tree down. What a shame.