Month: December 2021

Parrots Are Getting Drunk on Rotten Mangoes and Flying Under the Influence

Parrots in Australia are getting wasted on fermented fruit – and, in some cases, dying as a result of their drunken behaviour. The end of the mango season in Western Australia’s Kimberley region means a lot of fallen produce, which subsequently rots and ferments in the sun, generating ethanol. This process of fermentation is similar

The US Just Put $5 Million Bounties on 4 of El Chapo’s Sons

MEXICO CITY—The U.S. government just offered a $5 million reward to anyone with information that could lead to the capture of each of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera’s sons.  Commonly known as Los Chapitos, the men are infamous for their brash and ostentatious behavior and displays on social media. One of them—Ovidio Guzmán López—was captured

San Francisco Mayor Says She’s Done With Open Drug-Use ‘Bullshit’

San Francisco—a city with one of the highest rates of overdose in the U.S.—is doubling down on the war on drugs by significantly beefing up policing and surveillance in its poorest neighborhood, Mayor London Breed announced in a press conference Tuesday. But drug policy experts told VICE News the new measures won’t drive down drug

San Francisco’s New Answer for Its Drug Problem: More Cops

San Francisco—a city with one of the highest rates of overdose in the U.S.—is doubling down on the war on drugs by significantly beefing up policing and surveillance in its poorest neighborhood, Mayor London Breed announced in a press conference Tuesday. But drug policy experts told VICE News the new measures won’t drive down drug

Teen Celebrates Her Quinceañera at Narco Satanist Cult House

MEXICO CITY—A teen girl celebrated her 15th birthday in Mexico by posing for a photo in front of the house that belonged to a group of drug dealing, Satan-worshipping serial killers from the 80s. Dubbed the “Narcosatanist House” in Mexican media, the now-abandoned home in the border city of Matamoros was connected to more than

I Want to Eat This 850-Pound Weed Brownie

As the holidays approach and the prospect of taking a long rest becomes real, I find myself wanting to completely dissociate. The past two years have been a cruel and relentless slog. It feels both like too much has happened and like nothing at all has happened. I just want to sleep for a long

Australia Is the Drunkest Country in the World

The world’s largest annual drug survey has ranked Australia as the drunkest country on the planet, with Australians getting shitfaced almost twice as frequently as the global average. The Global Drug Survey’s 2021 report found that on average, respondents from around the world said they got drunk – that is, “having drunk so much that