Correction appended: December 31, 2007#9. Buzz-Worthy Toads
In October, a Kansas City man was arrested for possession of a peculiar type of drug paraphernalia: a toad. It turns out smoking dried toad venom is an effective, albeit gnarly, way to get high. The venom, which is secreted by the Sonoran Desert toad when it gets angry or scared, contains a hallucinogen called bufotenine.
The original version of this article referred to a supposed recreational drug that originated in Zambia known as jenkem, which some have claimed involves sniffing the fumes from fermented human sewage. There is actually no hard evidence that jenkem exists anywhere, and many say it is simply an urban myth.