Breaking Bad – WWII style

While reading The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan  I was surprised to read references to Shabu and Philopin (Hiropin), which I obviously did not understand.

A quick search found a slightly comical, blog post  which helped me understand :

  1. Chrystal Meth was first synthesised in Japan
  2. It was widely used by the Japanese Army during the second World War , including by Kamikaze pilots.
  3. Surplus of production during WWII was sold to the public immediately after the war – WOW

I have so many ideas now for a “Breaking Bad” episode…


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