David. Jack. That girl that wanted to look like Nicki Minaj after having her wisdom teeth pulled. Hilarity in its most simplistic form: people losing their s*** after a hefty dose of laughing gas.
With a new video making the social media rounds, we decided to look back at a few of our favorite for this week’s video compilation.
What is laughing gas?: “Nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, nitrous, nitro, or NOS is a chemical compound with the formula N2O… At room temperature, it is a colorless, non-flammable gas, with a slightly sweet odor and taste. It is used in surgery and dentistry for its anesthetic and analgesic effects. It is known as “laughing gas” due to the euphoric effects of inhaling it, a property that has led to its recreational use as a dissociative anesthetic.”
Just to be fair, there is an explanation as to why our brains get a little funky while downing that tasty gas… “It acts upon several neural receptors as an agonist or antagonist, depending on the type of receptor, which in turn produces effects that include: muscle relaxation, sedation, mild hallucinations, and (most importantly) anesthesia.”
Little know fun fact: “Because nitrous oxide is minimally metabolized in humans (with a rate of 0.004%), it retains its potency when exhaled into the room by the patient, and can pose an intoxicating and prolonged exposure hazard to the clinic staff if the room is poorly ventilated.”