Why are rich people smoking toad venom? That’s not the story. The real amusement is how many substances, excreted from various and sundry animals were sampled without success. How often did an animal leave a steaming pile of waste that a bored rich person tried to ingest only to spit it out, the experiment a failure. After all, imagine the trial and error (and error and error) people endured. All in the name of wanting a new drug. Picturing these scenarios is endlessly amusing.