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Hallucinogenic Effects of LSD Discovered

April 16, 1943

Albert Hoffman, a Swiss chemist, accidentally consumes Lysergic acid diethylamide, a semi-synthetic drug derived from ergot, a grain fungus that typically grows on rye. Upon taking the drug, Dr. Hoffman is disturbed by unusual sensations and hallucinations. In his notes, … Continue reading

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Robert Bunsen, Creator of Bunsen Burner, Born

March 30, 1811

Robert Bunsen is born in G├Âttingen, Germany. Bunsen goes on to┬áinvestigate emission spectra of heated elements and is credited with the discoveries of caesium (in 1860) and rubidium (in 1861). He is perhaps most well known for his development of … Continue reading

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