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i love factoids. here is a great one i just heard

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posted on Mar, 17 2018 @ 01:07 PM
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i a a total sucker for factoids. i annoy people at work cause they will be talking about something and i say the "did you know blah blah bull#"..
some super not important little tidbit of info that nobody but me cares about.

so i am watching a documentary called take your pills. its on netflix and its about all the people, mostly college kids on adderall.

so it was talking about ritalin. we all know what that is.

they said the dude that developed the drug was married and his wife was named rita. he thought it would help her/make her more efficient with her housework and help her with her weight so he decided to call it
rita lean

ritalin

share some factoids with me




posted on Mar, 17 2018 @ 01:32 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears


A mime accidentally got stuck in his imaginary box and died of starvation.



posted on Mar, 17 2018 @ 01:35 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

I would say "what a [SNIPPED]" but tbh, I doubt that factoid is true.
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posted on Mar, 17 2018 @ 01:35 PM
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Here is another interesting factoid, also relevant to your post as well. Ritalin contains an amphetamine-like backbone. Now I'm sure many here are aware of this but the common person might not be. I am not saying meth and ritalin are the same thing, they are unique drugs with unique effects but they are pretty dang similar chemically.



posted on Mar, 17 2018 @ 01:36 PM
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a reply to: BloodStainedGlass

So is all speed.



posted on Mar, 17 2018 @ 01:38 PM
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a reply to: BloodStainedGlass

watch that documentary man.
they talk about this a lot.

ritalin is one type and adderall is the other.
its all amphetamines

its a good documentary case it talks about how at one point the US was putting out 8 billion amphetamine pills a year.
ads from back in the day that say children love amphetamines with smiling kids.

the first article about college people using amphetamines to jack # was 1937.
this is not a new problem



posted on Mar, 17 2018 @ 01:40 PM
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originally posted by: Wide-Eyes
a reply to: BloodStainedGlass

So is all speed.


yes.

they were talking about like 7-8 different brands of these meds and they were 1 of the 2 types but all #in speed.

its not too popular around here anymore but 10 years ago adderall was the thing going around man. everyone was buying and selling it.



posted on Mar, 17 2018 @ 01:45 PM
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Thank the heavens for the medicine companies. Without them your children would never know what meth was like and then "they" would never be able to "fix" your children./s
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posted on Mar, 17 2018 @ 01:56 PM
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I like jalapenos.



posted on Mar, 17 2018 @ 02:04 PM
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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
I like jalapenos.
Factoid: Jalapenos were invented by a Mexican woman with a husband named Jala who had a green penis.



posted on Mar, 17 2018 @ 02:05 PM
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Capsaicin - legal drug


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If you've ever noticed a funny feeling when you eat spicy food, you're not just imagining things. Capsaicin, the compound that makes hot peppers hot, causes your brain to release chemicals that make some people feel buzzed or high



posted on Mar, 17 2018 @ 02:24 PM
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a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight

For real, I snort chilli every night!



posted on Mar, 17 2018 @ 02:24 PM
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a reply to: skunkape23

Jalapenos cheaper than psychoanalysis




posted on Mar, 17 2018 @ 02:27 PM
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a reply to: Wide-Eyes

I've been meaning to buy/grow some soon for my hands - think I'm getting arthritis


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Capsaicin also has a reputation for relieving certain kinds of pain, and is a widely used ingredient in over-the-counter topical creams and ointments for arthritis. On the heart-health front, previous studies have suggested chilies can help reduce blood pressure, high cholesterol, and the formation of blood clots



posted on Mar, 17 2018 @ 02:33 PM
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a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight

I have a very physical job and suffer all sorts of aches and pains, injuries etc but I also eat a lot of curry and if I go a few days without it I crave it and I crave it hard.

I'd never heard that it helped rheumatic pain before but now you've mentioned it, it would explain why my body screams at me for spices.



posted on Mar, 17 2018 @ 02:50 PM
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originally posted by: BloodStainedGlass
Here is another interesting factoid, also relevant to your post as well. Ritalin contains an amphetamine-like backbone. Now I'm sure many here are aware of this but the common person might not be. I am not saying meth and ritalin are the same thing, they are unique drugs with unique effects but they are pretty dang similar chemically.


Yeah, sometimes I wonder if I might have ADHD... should probably get myself diagnosed one of these days... After all, its not really fair that only all those misbehaved 10 year old kids get to have all the fun.



posted on Mar, 17 2018 @ 02:59 PM
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originally posted by: Wide-Eyes
a reply to: TinySickTears

I would say "what a c#nt" but tbh, I doubt that factoid is true.

Nope, the Ritalin factoid is true.

Way back when the Novartis company was known as Ciba (circa 1940's) Leandro Panizone (sp?) first synthesized it and named it Ritaline after his wife, Marguerite, who's nickname was Rita.
Although, it was used initially as a stimulant for her low BP. Which I suppose could help with housewife stamina & weight in a roundabout way.

Sometimes, early pharma industry history tidbits are kind of amusing



posted on Mar, 17 2018 @ 03:25 PM
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originally posted by: skunkape23

originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
I like jalapenos.
Factoid: Jalapenos were invented by a Mexican woman with a husband named Jala who had a green penis.


That surely must have been the Incredible Hulk! Bet she couldn’t walk for weeks



posted on Mar, 17 2018 @ 03:37 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears
I know one fact you may appreciate.

The suffix -oid means "resembling" or "like".




posted on Mar, 17 2018 @ 04:11 PM
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Although, it was used initially as a stimulant for her low BP. 


Yeah, the rest is conjecture for entertainment value. Thanks for the fact.




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