I am going to start a new series here called "Today in Law School I Learned…" It will feature tidbits, random facts and asides culled from the casebooks that are outside the scope of the actual study of law. In other words, this is the fun stuff that you learn from reading crazy court cases—not the kind of stuff you expect to learn in law school… or that will be appear on the exams.
Today's fact comes from Padula v. State (1979).
Today in law school I learned… that drinking a mixture of "ditto fluid" and Tang is not a bright idea. You may lose your vision or your life. Why would someone even try drinking this shit? Because they are crazy, driven by "an irresistible impulse," apparently. After doing some more research, I discovered that the ditto drinkers were committed to a mental hospital for heroin addiction, and that stinky ditto ink is made with methanol. So I guess they were just really, really craving a hit.
Ditto-Tang: Not even once.