LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – A scientific study conducting an analysis of sewage waste after large cultural events found something significant…the sun and the moon weren’t the only things high in the sky during the Great American Eclipse.
No, we can’t believe we’re writing this either.
According to a study by Katelyn S. Foppe, Den R. Hammond-Weinberger and Bikram Subedi, consumption rates of illicit drugs during special events, specifically methamphetamine, went up two-fold during the event.
The study analyzed sewage from both the solar eclipse and Independence Day. Sewage epidemiology, according to the paper’s abstract, is a cost-effective way to determine semi-real-time drug use.
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