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April 19, 2013

Bicycle Day

Bicycle Day is April 19, 1943; Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann performed a self-experiment to determine the true effects of LSD, intentionally ingesting 250 micrograms of the substance, an amount he predicted to be a threshold dose (an actual threshold dose is 20 micrograms). Less than an hour later, Hofmann experienced sudden and intense changes in perception.

He asked his laboratory assistant to escort him home and, as use of motor vehicles was prohibited because of wartime restrictions, they had to make the journey on a bicycle.

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April 19, 2013


Westboro Baptist Church

A hater is a person who expresses hatred in public forums, especially those found on the Internet such as YouTube. Haters are distinguished from trolls who seek to attract attention by making provocative comments.

Haters may become organized into groups and the seven stage model of hate crime developed by Schafer and Navarro for the FBI may explain their behavior: 1) the hater finds other with similar views to form a group; 2) the group develops symbols and rituals to identify itself; 3) the group shares its views to bond; 4) the target is taunted; 5) the target is attacked; 6) the target is attacked with weapons; and 7) the target is destroyed.