Wednesday, April 30, 2008

pioneer chemist albert hofmann dies at age 102

pioneer chemist albert hofmann dies at age 102from wikinews: Albert Hofmann, a scientist who discovered and created the drug Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) in 1938, has died today at the age 102. reports that Hofmann died of a heart attack in his house located in Basel, Switzerland...

He is now known as the first person to experience a 'trip' from taking it. Since then, LSD aficionados around the world unofficially proclaimed April 19, 1943 as Bicycle Day... Hofmann is also credited with the discovery of psilocybin, which is the main hallucinogenic found in Psilocybin mushrooms. He also discovered the make-up of Ololiuqui.
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