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    Albert Hofmann

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    6

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    January 11, 1906 – April 29, 2008

    The Intertubes love lists. For example, googling "accidental inventions" results in a plethora of websites that can't help but rank various unintended discoveries.

    Microwave. Potato Chips. Teflon. Velcro. X-rays. Coca Cola. Dynamite. Penicillin.

    As we browsed various lists, we found one striking omission. No, not Viagra. That gets listed time and again. For some reason, no one gives any props to Albert Hofmann's accidental discovery...

    LSD.

    Hofmann was working in a lab, trying to synthesize an analeptic. He didn't succeed, but accidentally absorbed some of the product through his fingers. The rest is history. Trippy, trippy history...

    So, Intertubes, please give Hofmann some credit! But no, he wasn't Jewish, so we won't exactly dwell on it...

    Verdict: Not a Jew.

    May 1, 2014

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