1 definition by Timothy Leary
Dr. Albert Hofmann (1906-Present) is none other than the Swiss chemist who created the most enigmatic, and strangest chemical known to man, LSD-25. He first synthesized Lysergic Acid Diethylamide from ergot alkaloids in 1938, and, after tests on animals, found that the substance wasn't very interesting or helpful to his work. Five years later in 1943, Hofmann went back because he felt he missed something, and, after accidentally ingesting the substance through his fingers, became the first human to ever experience the magical effects of LSD. Three days later on April 19 (Day before 4:20, interestingly enough), 1943, Hofmann purposely ingested 250 mcg of the substance. This day is known as Bicycle Day. As of today, Hofmann is still alive and well at the ripe old age of 100 years.
by Timothy Leary August 08, 2006