20 Of History’s Most Brilliant Minds And Their Drug Of Choice


14. Humphry Davy – Nitrous Oxide (aka Laughing Gas)

Davy was a surgeon and chemist perhaps best known for inventing the ‘Davy’ safety lamp used by early coal miners. Less well known was his accidental discovery of (and subsequent indulgence in) nitrous oxide.

“Nothing Exists But Thoughts!” Davy is said to have exclaimed, off his head on 57 liters of nitrous oxide.

15. Stephen King – A Little Bit Of Everything

According to The Watershed, “King’s choice was to mix a cocktail of cocaine, Xanax, Valium, NyQuil, beer, tobacco, and marijuana to get him through the day. He even admits he doesn’t remember writing some of his works.” I wish my blackouts turned me into a best-selling author.

19. Oliver Stone – Marijuana

The legendary director of such flicks as “Platoon” and “Natural Born Killers” has “smoked great marijuana all over the world, from Vietnam and Thailand to Jamaica and South Sudan. But the filmmaker says the best weed is made in the USA and that pot could be a huge growth industry for taxpayers if it were legalized,” reports the Huffington Post.

I know that taxing pot is a selling point for both Republicans and Democrats, but I’d just like to point out that I never paid one cent of tax on hydrocodone or Oxy.

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