Getting high is a relatively common hobby for bored teenagers and adults alike, but some ways of getting high are better than others. Here, we present our list of the top 10 worst ways people have gotten high – or tried to, at least. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!
Number Ten: Eating Fish Heads. In 2006, two men had a seafood dinner and unknowingly ate the head of a fish that had mind-altering properties. That fish was a sea bream, and after eating it, one of the two men had auditory hallucinations and nightmares for two nights straight, while the other had visual hallucinations for 36 hours.
Number Nine: Licking Toads. One toad in particular – the Colorado River Toad – can actually get you high. However, the process is much more involved than simply licking its back. If you really want to get high from the Colorado river toad, then you must hold the toad, massage its venom sacs, dry the venom on some glass, scrape the dried venom off, and then smoke it. That’s all a little much for a short buzz.
Number Eight: Ingesting Nutmeg. One of the most popular ways experimental teenagers have gotten high is by ingesting large quantities of nutmeg. Teenagers most commonly ingest it by smoking it or dissolving it into tea. However, when smoked or in tea, nutmeg tastes terrible, and it also causes extreme nausea and flu-like symptoms for 24 hours after the high wears off.
Number Seven: I-Dosing. Though many people assume ingesting some sort of substance is necessary to achieve a high, that’s not always the case. I-dosing is the practice of using your digital surroundings to alter your state of mind. For just a few dollars, you can put on headphones and surround yourself in darkness to feel like you’ve just smoked a joint or done a few lines.
Number Six: Smoking Twix. One story goes that if you cut off both ends of a Twix bar, light one up, and inhale through the other, you can achieve some sort of intense buzz. We recommend just eating the candy bar. What a waste. Stay tuned for part two of our list of the top 10 worst ways people have gotten high, coming soon!