i need me some... . Rhys Parry I' been so stressed recently I' been doing that Chinese thing with the needles, you 133 PM . 14 Oct 12 via Twitter. Drugs are bad and you should feel bad. This site is full of children, stop posting this kind of stuff please.
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User avatar #2 - youmotherfather (12/11/2013) [+] (5 replies)
Drugs are bad and you should feel bad. This site is full of children, stop posting this kind of stuff please.
#1 - soundofwinter (12/11/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Diacetylmorphine was first synthesized in 1874 by C. R. Alder Wright, an English chemist working at St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in London. He had been experimenting with combining morphine with various acids. He boiled anhydrous morphine alkaloid with acetic anhydride for several hours and produced a more potent, acetylated form of morphine, now called diacetylmorphine or morphine diacetate. The compound was sent to F. M. Pierce of Owens College in Manchester for analysis.

Wright's invention did not lead to any further developments, and diacetylmorphine became popular only after it was independently re-synthesized 23 years later by another chemist, Felix Hoffmann. Hoffmann, working at the Aktiengesellschaft Farbenfabriken (today the Bayer pharmaceutical company) in Elberfeld, Germany, was instructed by his supervisor Heinrich Dreser to acetylate morphine with the objective of producing codeine, a constituent of the opium poppy, pharmacologically similar to morphine but less potent and less addictive. Instead, the experiment produced an acetylated form of morphine one and a half to two times more potent than morphine itself. The head of Bayer's research department reputedly coined the drug's new name, "heroin," based on the German "heroisch," which means "heroic, strong.'

Adding in factors that most heroin is grown in the middle east (i.e. Afghanistan). Heroin is in no way Chinese.

Tl;Dr:Heroin is European, Parry probably meant Opium
#3 to #1 - justineff (12/12/2013) [-]
actually it does.

Look up Golden Triangle
Asia is a huge producer of raw opium and heroin.
#12 - lean (12/12/2013) [+] (2 replies)
#16 - jonesspe (12/12/2013) [-]
Christ people. it's a paraprosdokian. He implies he's been stressed and doing acupuncture and then BOOM. Heroin. Funny stuff.
User avatar #15 - Crusader (12/12/2013) [-]
What is the other thing it might have been?
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