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The New Drug - iDosing

There's a new crazy fad going around - getting high by listening to certain digital recordings. The conditions must be right for the effects to take place. You should listen with headphones in a relaxed environment.

Dr. Helane Wahbeh at the Oregon Health and Science University explains the phenomenon:

'Binaural beats happen when opposite ears receive two different sound waves.

‘And normally, the difference in sound between each ear help people get directional information about the source of the sound.

‘But when you listen to these sounds with stereo headphones, the listener senses the difference between the two frequencies as another beat that sounds like it's coming from the inside of the head.’

So give it a try. In a relaxed position and in, preferably, a darkened room, put your headphones on and listen to the music:



When I started I-Dosing a year ago it was just for fun. I had an otherwise normal life. Fast forward to now... I've been layed off, I lost my car, and I I-Dose every chance I can get. To pay for my fix I rob unlocked cars and a couple of times prostituted myself, just for the iTunes money. I'm probably losing my apartment soon, but I don't care, all I need is my iPod and my headphones. Can't wait to iDose again... -Stuart Miller, Sheboygan, USA

I was at a local basketball court in Philadelphia and some friends and I were playing a game. A couple of guys came down the street and they were listening to headphones. They were talking crazy and started fighting. Turns out, they were "dosing." My mom was so upset she sent me to live with my aunt and uncle here in California. -F Prince, Belair, US

My step daughter became addicted to this type of music around 3 months ago, and would constantly listen to it looking "spaced out". I spoke to her about it and she eventually agreed she had become addicted. Over the last two months we have worked as a family to wean her off of this dangerous repetitive music and instead she has developed a passion for free-form jazz music, which with its freeform time signatures and constant improvisation does not seem to pose the same repetitious dangers. As a result of this episode I have also removed the grandfather clock from our hall as I was concerned about the repetitive ticking. -Paul V, London

I'm a doctor working in the field of audiotics and I can tell you this very real. It stimulates the part of the brain called Shatner's Bassoon, and that's the bit of the brain that deals with time perception. So, a second feels like a month. Well, it almost sounds like fun...unless you're the Prague schoolboy who walked out into the street straight in front of a tram. He thought he'd got a month to cross the street. -Dr Ted Maul, Sloug

Read more testimonials HERE.

BTW, I should mention that whatever happens, whatever you do, DO NOT STOP THE VIDEO OR TURN OFF THE MUSIC! Doing so can cause nausea, tunnel vision, insanity, permanent brain damage or even DEATH!

Enjoy the video!

 Tags: idose high fad music #FridayFun


#1 Brian C. Ledbetter 21-Jul-2010

Sadly, this doesn't sound all that different from the "music" I normally listen to... So it doesn't do anything to me.

Try this one, for instance. See if you can make it to the trippy end. ;)


#2 DMartyr 21-Jul-2010

I couldn't make it.

#3 captainfish 21-Jul-2010

oh holy hell Brian... I psychotic as well as blind now....

thank god I have the keyboard memorized.


Yeah, can you believe that in Oklahoma some official of the Dept of Health actually made a statewide announcement about it? 



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