We already brought you part one of our list of the top 10 worst ways people have gotten high, and now we’re back with part two! Check out five more absurd, ludicrous and often hilarious ways people have actually attempted to get a buzz. You might be surprised by what you find out!
Number Five: Smoking Corn Silk. Farmers used to legitimately smoke corn silk as a way to get high if they couldn’t afford tobacco. Though the corn silk won’t actually get you high, some experts have said that putting corn silk in tea can be beneficial for the health of your bladder.
Number Four: Smelling Peanut Shells. Yes, some genius decided that smelling empty peanut shells could actually get you high. On top of that, people have actually smoked peanut shells in a way to get high. Some people will do literally anything for a buzz. However, if a buzz is what you’re after, smelling peanut shells is definitely not the way to go.
Number Three: Drinking Salamander Juice. You might be wondering what salamander juice is, and no, it’s not the result of putting a live salamander through a juicer. To make salamander juice, you have to throw live salamanders into a vat of fermenting fruit. The salamanders will subsequently excrete poisonous mucus as a way to prevent their bodies from absorbing the ethanol released by the fermenting fruit. They eventually die from exhaustion, so once the dead salamanders are removed, you’ve got yourself some salamander juice! Totally humane.
Number Two: Ingesting Banana Skin. Some people believe in the power of bananadine, which is a fictional drug made from 15 pounds of bananas. To make bananadine, you must first get your hands on 15 pounds of bananas, scrape the skin out from the inside, boil the pulp, and bake it in the oven until it becomes a black powder. No, this powder will not get you high, but it sure does take a lot of work.
Number One: Drinking Reindeer Urine. Reindeers are believed to eat a type of mushroom that contains psychotropic properties. Shamans who live near reindeer will sometimes drink reindeer urine in an effort to get some sort of high from the mushrooms the reindeer eat. However, the truth is that the urine contains absolutely no psychotropic properties. We hope you enjoyed our list of the top 10 worst ways people have gotten high!