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Nov 17, 2008, 05:42AM

5 Brilliant Discoveries (...made while high)

A look back at a classic Cracked article.

Including the now-famous 1970 no-hitter pitched by an acid-tripping Dock Ellis.

 The day of the no-hitter, Dock Ellis woke up around noon on what he thought was Friday and ate three tabs of acid, presumably because he was tired of Wheaties. But when his girlfriend arrived she was carrying Saturday's newspaper, which meant he'd slept through Friday or that his girlfriend was a time traveler. The sports page had more bad news, he was scheduled to pitch in San Diego in six hours. Not only was the day that was beginning to swim around him the wrong one, the city his day was swimming in was Los Angeles.

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