On this day in history (April 16, 1946), the Hallucinogenic effects of LSD were discovered by Swiss chemist, Albert Hoffman. The History Channel site has an awesome little video of this event.
And on MonsterQuest at 9 p.m. tonight, researchers will be traveling to Sumatra to look for the Orang Pendek, or Man of the Woods. Considered by neighboring Flores residents to be "the real Hobbit," Orang Pendek has been spotted in the rainforest, leaving footprints behind. Man, beast, or missing link? Find out tonight, on MonsterQuest. (Sorry--I just liked typing that bit of marketing there).
Aaaand don't forget, Peyote to LSD: A Psychedelic Odyssey will be airing Saturday, April 19th at 10 p.m. Wade Davis follows his mentor, plant explorer Richard Evans Schultes, to enlighten the western world about hallucinogenic plants, native ceremonies and scientifically backed psychedelic research. Authors, musicians and beat poets will join in the fun (don't they always?).
What's going on over there at The History Channel? Tuckers says, "Must be under new management..."