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The Continuing Crisis; Meth -- Is There Anything It Can't Do?

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published Feb. 10, 2015

The Continuing Crisis; Meth -- Is There Anything It Can't Do?

Historians at the Wellcome Collection museum in London placed on display in November their rendition of the "orgone energy accumulator" developed in the 1940s by psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich, who thought it could stimulate orgasms for those who sat inside one. (The device is thought to have inspired the "Orgasmatron" in the Woody Allen movie "Sleeper." Among 1950s-era "testers," Albert Einstein is said to have panned it, but not author J.D. Salinger.) The museum's curator tried to lower expectations -- that visitors should expect a historic sex "education" and not a sexual experience. [Daily Mirror, 11-6-2014]

The Miracle Drug (1) Keith Berfield, 56, was arrested outdoors in Port St. Lucie, Florida, in October, nude except for the metal ring around his testicles, praising "spiritual" "things in the sky." (2) An unnamed man in Waterbury, Connecticut, was caught by his neighbor in October having sex with her pit bull while explaining that "ISIS sent me" and that "This is our day." (3) Brittany Thompson, 26, was arrested in Oklahoma City in November, lying near a busy intersection holding ordinary rocks that she described as "diamonds" that G0D sent her to gather. [TCPalm.com (Stuart, Fla.), 10-28-2014] [WTIC Radio (Farmington, Conn.), 10-27-2014] [KOCO-TV (Oklahoma City), 11-26-2014]

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