When you think of fish you probably don’t imagine them to be bigger drug users than Hunter S. Thompson, but over in Seattle – the salmon are a little bit different, apparently.
Researchers in the Puget Sound area of Seattle found that the salmon living nearby were pumped full of cocaine, prozac, bug spray, ibuprofen, advil, benadryl, lipitor – and a hell of a lot more.
And what’s weird is nobody really knows why the salmon are swimming on such a high level cocktail of narcotics, reports the Seattle Times.
Not only are the fish consuming large amounts of drugs, but they’ve swallowed up such a high level of class-A’s, that even their skin tissue tests positive for cocaine.
Even fish tested in the supposedly controlled waters nearby tested positive for an entire milkshake of chemicals in what are supposedly pristine waters.
It’s rumoured that the drugs got into the water from a nearby sewage treatment plant and that they could have seeped out from there – however, this hasn’t been confirmed.
Another theory for how the drugs got into the water and into the fish, is that the people in Puget Sound simply use a way higher amount of drugs than the rest of the U.S.
Look, I love my salmon but I never thought I’d see the day where I could get absolutely off my face eating it.
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.