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I see them all over the streets, but innocent ol' me thought they were some sort of vape... cartridge?
They don't look very easy to swallow
(For the good they do, you may as well stick them up your arse)
I've dabbled in most things, wouldn't say they do nothing, good fun!
Yeah I'm confused it may not last long but does plenty
I watched someone do them and tried it a bit myself, several people just kept doing it and doing it and their lips were turning blue and they went pale, but they kept on.
I was like ‘oh god please stop’. It just looked so unhealthy for the brain to get that hypoxic. Part of the tingly rushing and is only hypoxia. You can breathe in too much helium and get that...
May be so and I didn’t say otherwise.
Although the type of hypoxia you get from breathing in a third gas (diffusion hypoxia/Fink effect). Is much more severe and rapid that if you were to just hold your breath.
In any case you are right that there probably isn’t permanent damage. But I don’t think it’s healthy that the ‘high’ from it is mostly from hypoxia and transient CNS damage. Not to mention when stressing your body in such a way you do run the risk of triggering a cardiac arrhythmia or a seizure.
I’m not against responsible recreational drug use, i just feel there are better and safer drugs than this bullshit.
Edit - My god I’m so sick of getting notifications for replies. I tell you sometimes you get a comment with 2000k upvotes and don’t get this many replies. But you dare to criticise someone’s DOC and they all get to defensive. They don’t even read your answer properly, they skim it.
I don’t think the only action of nitrous is hypoxia, after all it is an anaesthetic agent in it’s own right.
I do think some of the effects from recreational use are hypoxia related, and I do think that that is bad for you. When you use it at the dentist or even in labour, it is appropriately mixed with oxygen and no one turns blue. They get a steady low level of the drug in their bloodstream. They aren’t breathing in pure nitrous and then using a balloon to breathe in and out repeatedly and causing their oxygen levels to plummet.
If you want to use it, go ahead. I’m sure it’s not all that bad. Sorry for my opinion that I didn’t like seeing people become cyanosed and semi conscious and talking about how great it was. The same way seeing people stumble around drunk and puking isn’t great either. Now leave me alone.
It's a myth that the high is from hypoxia, nitrous oxide itself creates a high. And only 20 people have died in the last 15 years from it so it's one of the safest drugs. Do you drink?
A percentage of users who died or were injured instead of just a number would make a lot more sense here. 20 deaths in 15 years really tells us nothing about rate of incidence or safety in general, nitrous oxide is not as popular recreationally as many other drugs either which is a pretty clear reason why the death incidence would be so low. Everyone and their grandmother drinks alcohol and has since we discovered it 60,000 years ago, nitrous oxide is not nearly as ubiquitous.
Nitrous Oxide is incredibly popular, probably one of the MOST popular drugs as it was completely legal until recently and is still very easy and low risk to obtain and use.
Nitrous Oxide is the second most popular drug in the UK and only 20 deaths in the last 15 years had nitrous IMPLICATED in the deaths... now this doesn't mean nitrous even killed them it's just that they found the drug in their system upon death. It could have been in combination with crack cocaine and heroin for all we know. So you are completely wrong on all accounts.
Looking at the updated data, there are more deaths recently. But as the data says, it doesn't mean nitrous killed them just it was 'mentioned on the death certificate' as it likely would for all drugs in the users system upon death.
So we have 8 related deaths in 2016 compared to 131 deaths from codeine in 2016... 185 deaths from tramadol... and apparently 24 deaths related to cannabis in 2016. 300+ dead from antidepressants apparently. Obviously there is no % of users injured as no one has that data do they? No one records each time someone uses and also dies from any drug and creates a % from it?
Some girl brought me into her tent to do whippets. I thought we were going to have sex. I was very disappointed.
Did she say "come back to my tent and do whippets" in a thick Yorkshire accent? If so did you think you were going to fuck a dog?
I didn't realize I was posting in r/casualUK. Did I say something in proper english that implied I have sex with dogs?
Whippet is a type of dog, yes.
Well, shit. Thanks for the info. Whippit is slang for nitrous oxide here.
It's slang for nos here as well but people from Yorkshire are more known for their flat caps and Whippet dogs than their use of canned giggles.
It’s alright, in Australia they’re down there doing Nans.
That’s what I thought my mate at uni called them for two years until he sent a text and I realised he’d been saying ‘nangs’ all that time and not ‘let’s go do some nans’.
I just thought that Aussies thought Nitrous was so good it was like sex with an older lady, I dunno.
Whippets (at least used to be) a company that made nitrous oxide cylinders. They were intended to be used in a metal bottle (like a seltzer bottle) that you poured heavy cream into and then pressurized with a gas cylinder. Then you could squirt whipped cream out of the nozzle. It was a quick and easy way for a restaurant to dress up desserts. At the food service where I worked in school days, the chef had to keep the Whippets cylinders locked up in his office.
That is quite a different version of dogging that I know.
A girl bought you into her tent to do whippets and you hoped to have sex?
Bestiality is illegal brah
Bestiality is more legal then you think. Most places have not spent the time to pass laws making it illegal because there are more important things to do. Look at the case of Mr. Hands where all involved could not even be charged with animal cruelty because the horse was having a wonderful time.
Look at the case of Mr. Hands where all involved could not even be charged with animal cruelty because the horse was having a wonderful time.
He's got the ultimate trump card in any future horse arguments now. "How many humans has YOUR dick killed?"
If a guy brought me back to his tent to do whippets, and just wanted to have sex, I would be super disappointed. I want the whippets.
I’ve taken acid five times and still had the most hallucinogenic moment of my life after a joint and a canister
Perhaps you need some better acid, or maybe DMT.
Some of the acid was kinda weak but the stuff I had in California was crazy. The stoned time I had Nos was different, I went to a different space and understood what it was like before birth.
Trust, getting stoned and sucking down a triple takes you about 7 levels of consciousness deeper.
I thought that for a long time, but trust me if you take enough it is quite enjoyable and very strong. Did make me feel dumb for a while afterwards though so for that reason I’ve not returned to it
Combining them with Dissociatives and Psychedelics make them worth the price. Extremely trippy and interesting experiences. Else I agree way to expensive for little effect.
They’re usually used to whip up cream in canisters but others put a balloon over the end the gas comes out of and then inhale/exhale until you get a high or you have nothing left to exhale into the balloon.
They’re shit on their own but can be funny when you’re on something else
A friend of a friend had been told by his doctor the next time he took ecstasy he'd probably die, so was exploring other options, showed up at a party I was having and filled my entire kitchen bin with empty nitrous canisters over the course of about two hours. I swear he was barely breathing air for the whole time. He didn't seem very high, but he said he was having a nice time.
I've only really had one session of N20 since I'm usually taking other "cooler" drugs.
But that said, the trick is to crack two cartridges worth into one balloon. Breath it in and out slowly but surely. Then you'll get fired into hyper space for like 2 minutes. In your head you're like "oh shit I've fucked it, that's me fucked for life now.. oh wait things are slowing down, thank fuck I can actually talk again". Bit of an odd one, really feel like it can't be great for you.
can't be great for you
We had a neurology consultant present a case to us once, about a 16 year old kid who came in with weakness and numbness in his hand. He did the usual, asked about drug use (kid said none), ran some tests, everything came back normal. He was pretty stumped, until he saw the kid again months later, still had no idea, but this time the kid said "I don't do drugs... except whippets." Turns out he had subclinical vitammin B12 deficiency, which you can't see on a normal B12 screen, you have to order methylmalonic acid and homocysteine which isn't done routinely.
Long story short, excess NOS use fucks with your cobalt metabolism, stop using drugs you degenerates.
Or just take B12 supplements?
That wouldn't work, it stops your body from being able to accept B12
B12 is in pretty much any animal product, the kid had trouble taking it in so I doubt supplements would help.
Yeah I did it once and had a fit of giggles and in the middle I started to wonder if the laugh would last forever and that was even funnier to me than before, just spiralled. Imagine just laughing for the rest of your life.
It works by starving your brain of oxygen, and the day after a session you're so fucking thick
I used to do it loads at uni but I've not had it in years now. No one's arsed by it any more. Think it's quite an 18 year old thing to do
No it doesn’t. Try holding your breath and see if you get high. It’s not really known what’s going on with nitrous oxide.
its an NMDA antagonist like ketamine or pcp
class: dissociative anesthetic
The theory is that it physically “wiggles” receptor ligands, which is really, really cool!
Are all you people really unaware that it's a dissociative anaesthetic used medicinally for surgery? I am pretty sure it does something, and it's not just like huffing spraypaint or glue, though I've never tried it. It's used regularly on children because of its high safety profile. Obviously you can't do it every day though.
I also know a guy who was told he’ll die if he kept taking MDMA. He had a huge heart problem!
I love the stuff. It's a laugh. I got tons from a cafe I worked at when they changed their system and canister type.
Unfortunately I ended up using most of them up during a particularly hellish toothache.
It's a laugh.
It's literally called "laughing gas".
It's also a mild anaesthetic. It used to be used for minor surgery (back in the dawn of modern surgery) until proper anaesthetics were developed.
It's still used in hospitals for childbirth here in the UK.
It is quite important to make childbirth more hilarious after all.
Yeah, I was there in the hospital with my wife, and the midwife said to me: "have you had any of that yet?" and I said "no" and she said "you should. Grab a quick puff while I'm away!" so I did. And there was much rejoicing...
I had a few whiffs whilst giving birth, but not much. Then had more whilst I had various unpleasant stuff done afterwards to stop me bleeding out. I kept stopping to breath and focus, but the midwives were very much telling me "you don't need to be emotionally present, go ahead and get as high as a kite!" I dont really like the woozy feeling though.
It's still used in ambulances and Emergency units in the UK for pain relief too. I had some last year when I injured my back, the medic offered me the mask and told me to knock myself out. Which I did.
I may have heard wrong but I was under the impression that these things tended to deprive your brain from oxygen thereby causing brain damage. Is that not true?
You can rebreathe in and out of the balloon, you just have to take 1-2 breathes of air after breathing into the balloon 3-4 times. Only stupid people would get brain damage because they just breathe into the balloon for 2 minutes
I always found it was self-regulating - I'd lose control of the ability to breathe in and out and keep the balloon to my face way before I could do any permanent damage.
Mate, do you mean you just inhale the balloon and that's it?
It's a whole other beast if you breathe 2 carts worth in and out until you start feeling it, I don't recall it being funny at all. It was extremely trippy, akin to the millennium falcon jumping into hyper space but it's your head. But you're proper incapacitated for a minute.
Definitely not good for the noggin so I wouldn't make a habit of it but was cool that one night nonetheless. I wasn't sober mind you had been taking MD that night so maybe that's why my effects were different. Even so that's what I've always heard you're meant to do.
Oh man, I thought exactly the same thing. I often wondered why people would throw literally dozens of these things away right next to each other. Makes sense now.
I can only think this being young teens, pre 16, year olds I guess. Otherwise fuck, the youth of today are super sensible. I consumed a lot of THC in my youth and like to do some MDMA every now and then even at my relatively 'old' age in the party scene.
I thought they were bike tube co2 cartridges
I thought they were for inflating bike tyres and cyclists just left them on the floor. Got a lot of shit for that one.
Have I ever wanted to do nitrous oxide?
Has my mate ever wanted to do it?
Say NO2 drugs.
Me: Birmingham why can't you just be normal? Birmingham: screams (in Brummy accent)
Oh please, you can't move in Manchester for the empty canisters and everyone has a hard on for that shit city
I live in Manchester, but not from there. I really like it here but my #1 gripe with it is how much Mancs toss themselves, and the city, off at every opportunity.
You're allowed to like bands who are from other places, guys.
Haha, this is so true. Mancs fucking love Manchester. Which, as a Prestonian who hates Preston, was very hard to get used to when I moved here. Usually we just shit on our hometown (as well as surrounding towns like Blackburn, Blackpool, Burnley etc.) I think people from Bury, Oldham, Rochdale are more inclined that way, mind you. One thing I will say though, Mancs treat you as their own if you also love Manchester.
Manchester: We're the second largest city in England!
Birmingham: Wait, no you're not...
Manchester: Yeah we are! Shut the fuck up Bolton you're Manchester now.
Bolton: yeah, all right, we're generally chill so whatever. As long as we can go and get a nice bin lid, it's all good.
From Blackburn, can confirm I would like to see it burned black.
When you're from Oldham, claiming you're from Manchester is your only hope.
Oh, what shithole are you from?
Luton, so when I call a place shit I know exactly what I'm talking about thank you.
The word Manchester puts a sour taste in my mouth
Can we all agree Stoke is probably the the worst
I had the pleasure of working in a Michelin star restaurant in Birmingham, I’m from near London.
We were doing the wiring etc when it was being built. Very fancy.
Went out the rear doors to go get some lunch and saw a pile of needles and syringes on the floor. Thought classy. Came back to find to guys using said needles from the floor to shoot up.
Stay classy Birmingham.
Everyone hates Birmingham but i fucking love it here
Even if the dudley accent is shite (which i sadly have)
It’s mainly just a big circlejerk mostly from people who’ve probably never stepped foot there
Dudley accent and all other Black Country accents, are quite different from the Brummie accent, despite them being so close.
Im there for uni and honestly it’s a great city
Nitrous oxide is pretty fun especially if you're on another drug, but I wish people would stop littering the cannisters everywhere
Same, I don't know why people do it in public, you can get caught and you are littering, just do it in your house, or friends house, or even in an abandoned house ffs
In the bando with my crew
Doing n o 2
Yeah, there’s a green near me that’s always filled with the canisters. I shouldn’t be worried about my dog getting wired when I take her out for a walk.
Edit: /s (because apparently this wasn’t an obvious joke)
On the upside, once a canister is empty it’s... well, properly empty. There’s nowhere near a harmful or potent amount of NO2 left once the canister has been cracked.
How on earth would your dog get wired?
It's not a problem when that happens. Just pretend he's a balloon for a minute until he comes down.
LSD and nitrous is transdimensional!
Yeah I became a quadratic equation. Was nuts.
It’s better than having heroin needles everywhere like in Seattle...
Oh so that's what's all on the floor around where I live
My mum saw some on her street and thought they were bullets 😂
My dad thought they were to inflate car tyres, and refused to believe they were drugs.
I know you can at least get similar ones filled with CO2 for bike tyres, so it's not unreasonable.
And that's given me a great idea for how we can curb this blight...
By suffocating people with swapped out canisters?
I use CO2 ones like this for my bike tyres. You can always spot the difference though because when those ones are empty they get thrown in the bin.
My somebody’s got a lot of flats today /s
You can definitely use them to inflate tyres. That’s a thing you can buy.
I live in australia now and we call them “nangs” and can confirm youre a total twat if you do them
So that's what this song is about
Frustrating cause for years Kev Parker, emphatically and repeatedly, said Tame wasn’t a drug band
Then he was all “lol jk naaaangs brooo”
Nah, multiple interviews over many years where he consistently distances his music from drug culture
??? The cover art of their debut album is a recreation of LSD visuals
“I’m always surprised when someone tells Tame Impala reminds them of getting blazed. I never think my music is druggy at all” - kpark, 2012
Fair play, the point he makes is that you don’t NEED drugs to listen to Tame, and a young artist/person grows but calling a song something like “Nangs” after so many years distancing the band from drugs made it trashier,
I really need to listen to more Tame Impala
I'm from Australia and we did them when we were kids, and I'm old as dirt. Kids want to get high, and bulbs are just a cheap, easy and legal way to do it.
This is by fokawolf, they do loads of joke adverts and things like this. @fokawolf on Instagram
First ran into him/her on my daily walk into work - a big poster for 4x4s offering penis enlargements, their work is hilarious.
Greggs Themepark and baby eating competitions are other good ones...
Saw the Old People Boxing one while I was out, being hosted in "the car park behind Aldi in Acocks Green". Brightened my day to see one in the wild!
NOS is fantastic when mixing with MDMA and LSD; but people that purely get high on a balloon are pansies.
And works great with just plain old weed. LSD though, everyone should go on a trip with a few boxes of NOS cannisters around...
Mate hitting a NOS canister while peaking on acid is fucking insane. Time literally stops and everything in the universe becomes synchronised. I felt sunlight hit my heart and my heartbeat became perfectly in sync with the music I was listening to. I felt like I became a fucking god.
We call it "delving" and we go on group delving missions to speak to God... Never experienced anything like it.
This is a NYE tradition for me and a few friends. Go to a cabin in the middle of nowhere in the Scottish Highlands and spend the day doing that. Usually fallen asleep before midnight :D
“Im proper tough because I do hard drugs” - You
Ketty and NOS is the shit, lasts for fucking ages
I like Nos with K
Used to live near that street and can confirm those metal casing are everywhere
Yeah it’s like the intro to Lord of War
One of the best movie intros in my opinion, and a powerful film in its own right.
I thought these were cartridges for re-pumping a bike tyre without carrying a hand pump..
Yeah you can get co2 in the same shaped container as them for that
In 100 years time they’ll be dug up and marvelled at. Like Victorian clay pipes that were discarded in the Thames
A message I think we can all really get behind. When I read on the news of footballers doing "Hippy Crack" I thought it was going to be the scandal of the century, turns out it's a bunch of grown men huffing balloons.
I felt like I was in a pilgrimage the other day when I went into city centre to find the fokawolf stickers near the German market, felt chuffed when I founded them and took a photo
We used to call the "whip-its" in the us
Say NO2 drugs
Nitrous is possibly my favorite high there is. It’s just so damn short lasting. Now if it could someone be turned into a pill that lasted 4-6 hours I’d be in heaven. The incite I get on nitrous is amazing. Nothing else makes me feel so connected with the universe on a molecular level.
Yeah i dont get where the hate is coming from, like its way better with other drugs but its fucking insane on its own aswell
People only do it for a laugh.
My brother once found one of these when he was 13, and tried to bring it on a plane (he had no clue what it was)
I found a security tag that had fallen off some clothes on the floor when shopping when I was about 12. I just carried it around... then got really confused why the alarms went off and the security guard stopped me and my mom when we left.
It's pretty fun and quite harmless, just don't litter those cannisers.
(if you do it with balloon and not a mask, doing it with a mask can keep feeding you no2 if you get knocked out and that can induce brain damage. With a balloon it falls from your mouth if you were to become unconcious and no2 in those small amounts is harmless.)
Shade being thrown at Arsenal FC
But I’m on proper drugs when I do them...
Ohh so that's what these things are