I had to listen to some Trustafarians natter on about how excellent it is that absinthe is now legal on the bus the other day. For the record: yes, I’ve tried absinthe. It tasted yucky. I’ll stick with my beer for now.
Hanyoldway, WIRED reports the findings of some German researchers into the drink.
Absinthe, widely known as the ‘Green Fairy’ was banned across Europe in the early 20th century after it became the purported cause of absinthism, the symptoms of which included hallucinations, tremors and convulsions. It turns out that absinthism was probably just alcoholism.