Shakespeare May Have Been a Stoner, Says Science
Iambic pentameter? More like HIGHambic pentameter! It is no secret that many noted authors used substances. Edgar Allen Poe turned to liquor, Charles Dickens dabbled with opium and, if a new study is to be believed, William Shakespeare smoked weed.
According to The Telegraph in London, cannabis residue was found in 400 year old pipes from Shakespeare's garden in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Think about it: "Wherefore art thou Romeo" is an old English version of "dude, where's my car?". And let's be honest, "to be or not to be, that is the question?" sounds like something a stoned college kid would say.
The study, titled Shakespeare, plants, and chemical analysis of early 17th century clay ‘tobacco’ pipes from Europe, can be found here. Read it with Cheetos in hand.