More Like Chilliam Bakespeare: Forensic Scientists Say Bard May Have Been Huge Stoner
A fool thinks himself wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool, maaaaaaaan.
According to new discoveries by forensic scientists, William Shakespeare may have been a big ol’ stoner. And he never amounted to anything, did he?
The Independent reports (in an article with this excellent subheader):
State-of-the-art forensic technology from South Africa has been used to try and unravel the mystery of what was smoked in tobacco pipes found in the Stratford-upon-Avon garden of William Shakespeare.
Of the 24 pipe fragments discovered, 8 of them were found to contain cannabis (no word yet on whether or not The Bard may have perhaps just been holding them for a friend).
According to The Independent, Shakespeare’s love for the darling bud was obvious in his texts all along:
In Sonnet 76, he writes about “invention in a noted weed”, which could be interpreted to mean that Shakespeare was willing to use “weed”, or cannabis, while he was writing.
[…] In the same sonnet it appears that he would prefer not to be associated with “compounds strange”, which can be interpreted, at least potentially, to mean “strange drugs” (possibly cocaine).
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