Originally Posted by Horace
There's also something called "Kat" right? Is this different? I remember when Spin did a huge article about it -- someone from overseas was manufacturing it at an American university. He stayed in his room for months at a time playing Intellivision or whatever the game was then.
Another fellow, in the grip, as it were, of the Kat, masturbated whilst high on it for something like 15 straight days and his penis fell off or at least had to be amputated. I don't know if Kat is the same as Special K?
Kat (or Khat, or Qat) is something entirely different from ketamine. Read about it here
Khat (pronounced cot) is a natural stimulant from the Catha Edulis plant, found in the flowering evergreen tree or large shrub which grows in East Africa and Southern Arabia. It reaches heights from 10 feet to 20 feet and its scrawny leaves resemble withered basil.
Khat leaves contain psychoactive ingredients known as cathinone, which is structurally and chemically similar to d-amphetamine, and cathine, a milder form of cathinone.
The story from Spin sounds apocryphal, or misinformed, or simply is about something other than Kat/Khat/Qat...