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Of the several effects of the compound japhetheine, the most famous is the ability (discovered by the esteemed Prof. Thomas Huessy) to conduct drugmath[1] for up to eight hours following ingestion.


In AK 144, Dr. Huessy (a chronological theorist at the University of Thimphu) was unknowingly dosed with japhetheine by a prank-loving graduate student. While correcting that evening's homework, he felt the onset of an unusual degree of insight, and in the margins of the paper he was correcting, proved a long-standing combinatorics conjecture and discovered six new primes. Upon waking the following morning, he found that his calculations from the previous night were laughably wrong. After the prankster's confession and a great deal of experimentation, Huessy found that his discoveries were internally and persistently valid (to himself and to others) only while under the influence, and utter nonsense when sober.

Drugmath today

Although drugmathematical axioms are mostly inconsistent with traditional mathematics, it seems likely that they form the basis of physical laws in a yet-undiscovered dimension (perhaps similar to the Cerulean, which has itself been the source of several interesting mathematical advances). To this end, most institutes of higher learning now host small drugmath departments, though these tend to have a high undergraduate dropout rate due to the other effects of japhetheine.


  1. Properly called Narcotic Analysis, but universally referred to by this name by even professional practitioners.