Tag: LSD

LSD Redux

By Carl Zimmer | July 9, 2008 4:51 am

LSD Redux

An anonymous reader writes:

D-lysergic acid diethlyamide…what a strange, wonderous, and downright amazing molecule. Having a background in biology, biochemistry, and molecular biology, I have long been fascinated by this enigmatic chemical. I initially planned on getting the regular simple stick molecular structure, and sat on that idea for close to 7 years. One night, fairly recently, a tattoo artist friend mentioned to me over lunch that the “ball and stick” model would look much better…what a simple, yet absolutely brilliant idea of which I have no earthly clue why I didn’t think of first. I had to let him tattoo me! It’s better than I ever could have imagined. The picture was taken within a few hours of completion, and there is tattoo ointment over it, making it glisten and giving the appearance of “spots” on certain atoms.

Carl: Takes the LSD theme up a notch, I’d say.

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Lysergic Acid Diethylamide

By Carl Zimmer | June 23, 2008 12:20 am

Acid

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