I have a bottle of absinthe from Germany waiting on my shelf—I was hoping to get wild after a day of, you know, bloggin'. But that's just not going to happen: boring scientists recently analyzed century-old bottles of absinthe and concluded that its alleged hallucinogenic effect isn't caused by wormwood but by plain old concentrated alcohol: "The absinthe contained about 70 percent alcohol, giving it a 140-proof kick. In comparison, most gins, vodkas and whiskeys are just 80- to 100-proof." No way, they're wrong. I just opened the bottle and I swear I totally felt something psychedelic happening. [Live Science]