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Nazi soldiers were given crystal meth

A new study has revealed that Nazi soldiers were given methamphetamine to help them fight longer and harder. The drug, codenamed D-IX, was tested at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp north of Berlin, where prisoners loaded with 45lb packs were reported to have marched 70 miles without rest. The plan was to give

Ancient antibiotics

A chemical analysis of the bones belong to ancient Nubians show that they regularly consumed tetracycline. A chemical analysis of the bones of ancient Nubians shows that they were regularly consuming tetracycline, most likely in their beer. The finding is the strongest evidence yet that the art of making antibiotics,

Cleopatra may have died from a drug overdose

A historian is claiming that Cleopatra died from a cocktail of drugs, and not the bite of an asp. 'Cleopatra wanted to remain beautiful in her death to maintain her myth,' he says on the Adventure Science show screened by ZDF entitled Cleopatra‘s Death; How did the last female Pharaoh

Even ancient Olympians doped up

Even ancient Olympians would seek performance-enhancing substances, gaining a testosterone kick by eating sheep testicles. A physician of the era, Galen, advised Olympians to consume "the rear hooves of an Abyssinian ass, ground up, boiled in oil, and flavored with rose hips and rose petals." European cyclists of the late 1800s drank

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