In 1865 opium was grown in the state of Virginia and a product was distilled from it that yielded 4 percent morphine. In 1867 it was grown in Tennessee; six years later it was cultivated in Kentucky. During these years opium, marijuana, and cocaine could be purchased legally over the counter from any druggist.
In sixteenth-century Europe, many druggists sold medicine made from the powder of Egyptian mummies. Such “medicine” was considered good for gout and catarrh and was often incorporated into products known as “mummy balm” or “Egyptian salve”. In 1564 someone named Guy de la Fontaine attempted to corner the mummy market in Alexandria, a center for the export of such commodities. He discovered that Alexandrian merchants had for some time been selling the mummified remains of derelicts who had died not so long before from a variety of rather loathsome diseases.
I’ve now officially seen enough posts about Bon Iver that I feel I should at least listen to one of his songs.
Not so with Bieber, who’s music I’ve been able to avoid by shunning shopping malls and “fashionable” clothing stores. Seriously. I’ve only heard about 20 seconds of one of his songs when Entertainment Tonight came on the TV while I was preparing dinner.
Let’s make this short and sweet because that’s what she never said.
When I joined Tumblr I became somewhat engrossed in the lives of others. People seemed to understand my own mind better than those close to me making themselves transparently apparent through conversations brought on by things I…
According to the National Safety Council, an average of sixty-nine people a day are shot to death with handguns in the United States. Three-quarters of these shootings take place within the inner family circle or among close friends.