Psychedelics

Octopus on Ecstasy: A Touch of Tentacularity
 Katsushika Hokusai, Tako to Ama (The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife), 1814 Woodblock print, 19 x 27 cm

MDMA is the drug of choice for those who lack empathy. In the animal kingdom, octopuses have historically had a bad rap as loners or monsters of the deep, but not the hugging type. So what happened when scientists decided to soak these creatures in a solution dosed with ecstasy?

"Lizards are inhabiting the swallow’s nest and concrete buttocks are overgrown with lichen that are dissolving them with secreted enzymes to create a soil for furry moss."

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