Is it true that Oreos are more addictive to lab rats than cocaine?

An investigation into the potential addictiveness of high-fat and high-sugar foods has found that Oreo cookies activate more neurons in the pleasure centers of rats' brains than cocaine. But does that really mean certain foods are more addictive than hard drugs? » 10/16/13 12:45pm 10/16/13 12:45pm

And now, Princess Leia's "coke nail" from Return of the Jedi

Sadly, Carrie Fisher battled drug addiction while filming the Star Wars movies, and (for the most part) evidence of her real-life struggles remained offscreen. But in Return of the Jedi, we fleetingly see Leia sporting a suspiciously long fingernail. One's left wondering if this fashion statement will be clipped the… » 9/28/12 9:05am 9/28/12 9:05am

Photos of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar's abandoned private island

At the height of his power, Pablo Escobar was worth an estimated $3 billion (USD) and his Medellín Cartel controlled 80% of the global cocaine market. So he may have had a few extra dollars to throw around on a private island. In fact, many drug lords had luxurious villas on small islands off the coast of Cartagena,… » 9/23/12 2:00pm 9/23/12 2:00pm

10 Ways Of Getting High That Are (Slightly) More Pleasant Than Krokodil

Yesterday we discussed the horrors of the Russian drug krokodil. This flesh-eating heroin-like substance may seem like the most nightmarish of all nightmares, but there are plenty of other toxic (and just plain grody) substances out there, ready to be consumed for no good reason. Here are 10 more intoxicating things… » 11/16/11 10:30am 11/16/11 10:30am

How many groups reached the Americas before Christopher Columbus?

In 1492, Christopher Columbus landed in what is now the Bahamas, changing the world forever. But was he first non-indigenous person to reach the Americas? Vikings got there before him, and possibly Polynesians too...and those are just the sane theories. » 3/30/11 9:22am 3/30/11 9:22am