Troubled Youth: Kids Are Getting High On Hallucinogenic Fish (List Included)
Reports have been flooding the internet of a new trend among youth in Europe, Africa, and the Philippines using hallucinogenic fish to get high. Ichthyoallyeinotoxism is the technical term used for this method of inebriation, and there are at least 15 species of fish that are said to make humans hallucinate. All of the fish listed as being hallucinogenic have one thing in common- they all feast on algae as the main part of their diet. Scientists have not been able to pinpoint the actual toxin that creates hallucinations, but researchers from National Geographic magazine describe that the high creates vivid, science fiction like dreams that can last for days. Hallucinogenic fish have been used as recreational drugs since the Roman Empire, and it seems they are making a comeback for kids looking for a legal way to get high. Here is a list of 15 hallucinogenic fish from around the world.