16 Historical Events Only Made Possible By Drugs And Alcohol

We've got a lot of information out there via pamphlets and substance abuse programs that tell us drugs are bad and we should never, ever, ever touch them. Mmmkay?

And while yes, drugs and alcohol can be very crippling and destroy families and lives, it turns out we have a lot of cool shit to thank them for. For example ...

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

WINSTON CHURCHILL MAY BE A BIG FAN OF ALCOHOL, BUT ULTIMATELY, AMPHETAMINES WERE THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND HIS SUCCESS IN WORLD WAR lI. HE FREQUENTLY U

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Entry by TheDED1

John Pembertoninvented Coca-Col while highon cocaine. Pembertons was in the Civil War and was injured during his timethere.Dueto the injury he becamea

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

William S. Burroughs wrote one of his most famous works, Naked Lunch while he was completely wasted on Eukodol, a morphine-based drug. He chose Eukodo

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Entry by Maclise

At the final table of the prestigious 2008 World Series of Poker main event (a $50,000 buy-in), professional poker player Scotty Nguyen played while g

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Entry by Hestutomo

A baseball game is perfect when no men from the opposition team ever get on base; in more than a century ofbaseball, there have been only 23 perfect

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Entry by Scott Laffey

Friends star Matthew Perry stated in an interview that due to his substance addictions, he doesn't even remember 3 years offilming the show. He said i

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Entry by jaoafallas

Star Wars visual effect artist and designer Tippett was dropping acid while working on Return of the Jedi. He even won an Oscar for his creations >Jab

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Entry by mkad

In a drunken stupors Richard Nixon saved the country of Israel from annihilation. Nixon coped with the pressures of the Watergate scandallb by secludi

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Entry by jaoafallas

Fueled by amphetamines, Hungarian mathematician Paul Erdos worked 19 to 20 hours a day producing more than a thousand papers, making him one of the mo

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Entry by milito

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON REWROTE THE STRANGE CASE OF DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE IN 3 DAYS, AFTER HIS WIFE BURNED THE FIRST DRAFT Co The 30,000 words novel wa

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Entry by Hestutomo

Kevin Herbert, a senior Cisco programmer, remarked that he solved his most difficult problems with the help of LSD. In Herbert's own words: It must b

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Entry by EricRaymond

Dwight Morrow That serious looking banker is Dwight Whitney Morrow. During his life he made a fortune as the senior partner and trusted advisor Morgan

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Entry by Hestutomo

Ralph Abraham is the modern expert on chaos theory, which is useful in fields such as medical physiology, ecology, and economics. He attributed his ma

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Entry by Hestutomo

While best known for his work in astrophysics, Carl Sagan also touched on the subject of politics, social, and biology in his books. He did that with

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Entry by whoiswillo

During each of his six pit stops in the 1913 Indianapolis 500, Jules Goux drank a bottle of champagne. 8 He won after leading 138 of the 200 laps and

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

Macintos Mac OSXSnoteepad tBoxk [Taking LSD is] one of the two or three most important things I've done in my life Steve Jobs Apple founder Steve Jo