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Old 07-28-2011, 07:31 PM   #3
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Default Re: Krokodil: Fleurity & Saminga's new fruit.

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Originally Posted by Phoenix42 View Post
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Whoonga - a mixture of heroin and rat poison, popular in some of the poorer parts of South Africa. The rat poison makes you sick, but the heroin makes you feel good... and the heroin wears off before the immediate illness caused by the rat poison does, so you have to take more whoonga to dull the pain.

(Most 'net stories - including Wikipedia - claim that HIV antiviral medicines are a basic component of whoonga, but an actual study of samples of the drug failed to turn up any antivirals in its makeup.)

I heard about this drug from this podcast produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (a usually-reliable source). From the podcast: "Junkies get sick if they take it, and sicker if they don't."
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