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Nerve: Anthropologist thinks Shakespeare may have been a pothead

To inhale or not to inhale, that is the question. South African anthropologist Francis Thackeray thinks he may have discovered the true source of William Shakespeare’s poetic genius — marijuana. Back in 2001, Thackeray found several clay pipes with evidence of pot and cocaine being linked to Shakespeare’s garden. But now he is so set on proving his theory that he’s seeking permission from the Church of England to exhume the Bard’s body so he can physically analyze him.

Shakespeare himself, however, doesn’t want to go anywhere, at least according to the inscription on his tombstone, which reads, “Blessed be the man that spares these stones/ And cursed be he that moves my bones.” Only time will tell if Thackeray will ever actually get access to Shakespeare’s remains. But if he does, we may finally learn just what that “noted weed” mentioned in Sonnet 76 is.

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