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 :
- Chrystal Meth was first synthesised in Japan
- It was widely used by the Japanese Army during the second World War , including by Kamikaze pilots.
- 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…