13 People Who Got High As Hell At The Worst (Or Best) Possible Time

13 People Who Got High As Hell At The Worst (Or Best) Possible Time

Ah, the stories we could tell about those who have achieved great things while under the influence of mind-altering substances.

rom Aimo Koivunen skiing 250 miles while high on meth, to Dock Ellis pitching a no-hitter while on acid, to Francis Crick discovering the double-helix structure of DNA while on LSD, to Peter Charles Lemon taking on two groups of Vietcong while stoned on weed, to Rick Jones and Lionel Morton presenting a children's show while high on marijuana, to Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood's cocaine-fueled romance, to David Bowie's cocaine-fueled amnesia, to Wesley Snipes strangling the director while high, and finally, to Rick Jones and Lionel Morton presenting a kids show while high - these stories of those who have achieved greatness while high on drugs are truly remarkable. 

So, without further ado, here is a list of 13 of the most incredible stories of people who have achieved great things while high on drugs. Enjoy.

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High on meth, 250 miles skied.

CRACKED WHILE FACING A SOVIET ATTACK IN WWII During WWII, Aimo Koivunen, a Finnish soldier, was able to escape a Soviet attack by taking a huge amount of meth - 30 pills. This allowed him to ski an incredible 250 miles while he was still high on the drug.


High-larious debut.

CRACKED WHILE HOSTING THE FIRST-EVER SNL EPISODE NBC COLOR OF UNIVER NEW XEX On October 11, 1975, the first episode of Saturday Night Live was broadcast, with George Carlin as the guest host. Не was in another world on cocaine during the show.


High on the job.

CRACKED WHILE TESTING DRUGS FOR THE POLICE (FOR EIGHT YEARS) In 2013, Sonja Farak, a former chemist who tested drugs for MA police departments, confessed to tampering with evidence and using drugs on the job for eight years. That potentially called into question the 30,000 criminal cases she had worked on.

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