Thursday, January 15, 2009

Burn Baby, Burn!

The Legend: LSD can burn a hole in your skin.

Status: False

  • LSD burns holes in your brain, that's what causes the hallucinations.
  • There was a guy who had a few hundred hits of LSD in his pocket. He got caught in the rain, the LSD got soaked and actually burned a hole in his leg.

Most acid is corrosive, like hydrochloric acid or sulphuric acid. LSD, even though it is called lysergic acid, is not really an acid. It falls into a category of compounds known as amids, which are not corrosive or caustic to your skin. LSD can be used transdermally without causing burns.