Absinthe has a terrible reputation; it’s believed to cause raging drunkenness, hallucinations, and death. Thujone, a chemical found in the wormwood used in absinthe brewing, was thought to be highly dangerous after a series of experiments by Valentin Magnan, where mice died and dogs barked at walls, leading to the ban on the green-tinged beverage. However, this was fuelled by fear and misinformation; Magnan used high concentrations of thujone in levels that absinthe couldn’t hope to reach.
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The Lightyear O is a revolutionary electric car powered by the sun. Developed by a Dutch startup, the four-door sedan has over 50 square feet of solar panels on its roof and hood, generating up to 43 miles of energy a day. With production now underway in Finland, the car does come with a hefty price tag at $262,000, but the company hopes to introduce a more affordable version, the Lightyear 2, by 2025. Read full article here