Psychoactive Swimming

One of the most popular summertime leisure activities in Basel is swimming in the river. Being an avid swimmer myself, I could never really pinpoint what makes this quite so attractive, since the only thing most people do is get in, float some, get out again further downstream ...

But now we know! It would appear that recent analyses have uncovered an antidepressant substance in the water which has been released by a pharmaceutical firm further upstream. Little wonder now that people are always so happy when they come out of the water!

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