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Comment author: lessdazed 25 September 2011 09:28:54PM *  15 points [-]

I did my high school science experiment on nootropics in rats, to see if it affected the time it took them to learn to navigate the maze compared to a control group that didn't take them.

The test subjects I gave the drugs to all died. The control group eventually learned how to go through the maze without making any wrong turns.

I was given a B+ and an admonishment to never let anyone know the teacher had pre-approved my experimenting on mammals.

Comment author: fubarobfusco 25 September 2011 10:25:40PM -1 points [-]

What drugs did you give them?

Comment author: lessdazed 25 September 2011 11:11:31PM 1 point [-]

Ginkgo biloba extract.

Comment author: wedrifid 25 September 2011 11:32:54PM 1 point [-]

A whole bunch of vasodillator. Yes, I can imagine that working well as rat poison. :)

Comment author: fubarobfusco 26 September 2011 12:44:05AM -1 points [-]

Ah, that explains my confusion; I saw "nootropics" and expected a racetam or something along those lines.