Snopes needs your help! Learn more. A new drug called Jenkem, made by fermenting raw sewage, is a "popular drug in American schools.
Police in Naples, Fla. Users inhale the released methane gas from the balloon to get a "euphoric high similar to ingesting cocaine, but with strong hallucinations of times past," according to a Collier County Sheriff's Office bulletin. The downside: "Subjects who used the jenkem disliked the taste of sewage in their mouth and the fact that the taste continued for several days.
Diarrhea — or loose, watery bowel movements that occur more frequently than usual — is one of the most commonly reported ailments in the United States second only to respiratory infectionaccording to the American College of Gastroenterology ACG. While diarrhea does not typically cause serious complications for most patients, it can be a fatal ailment for young children, especially those who are malnourished or have compromised immune systems. Diarrhea is the second leading cause of death in children under five years old, killing aroundchildren each year, according to the World Health Organization WHO.
The safe disposal of human excreta is of paramount importance for the health and welfare of populations living in low income countries as well as the prevention of pollution to the surrounding environment. On-site sanitation OSS systems are the most numerous means of treating excreta in low income countries, these facilities aim at treating human waste at source and can provide a hygienic and affordable method of waste disposal. However, current OSS systems need improvement and require further research and development.
Everyone knows drugs are cool. Cocaine, marijuana, heroin—all these drugs are super cool. Jenkem is free and easy to make.
The year was Rickrolling was still a year away from invention, but fucking with people on the internet was, of course, eternal and ageless. It was during that heady time that the greatest fake drug hoax of all time made its way into the hearts of trolls and the minds of local police.
Jenkem is likely a hoax about an inhalant and hallucinogen created from fermented human waste. They would put the feces and urine in a jar and cover it with a balloon then let it ferment out in the sun, then afterwards they would inhale the fumes created. The name derives from Genkema brand of glues which had "become the generic name for all the glues used by glue-sniffing children" in South Africa, where the drug originated and is most popular on the African continent today.
The police officers who arrested the year-old on Jan. According to the BBCprosecutors now say he's refusing to eat very much in order to prevent himself from pooping out the evidence. He's allegedly gone 43 days without evacuating his bowels. So what happens when you refuse to poop?
She has received funding from Hunter Medical Research Institute. She is a member of the Nutrition Society of Australia. She is affiliated with the Priority Research Centre in Physical Activity and Nutrition at the University of Newcastle and a member of professional organisations including the Dietitians Association of Australia.