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So if there are no zombies—and we aren't saying there aren't—how do you account for the bizarre and brutal behavior of people like Neil Brown who reportedly slit his face and stomach repeatedly with a skinning knife.
Law enforcement and poison control centers are pointing their fingers at bath salts. The powders reportedly contain: mephedrone and methylenedioxypyrovalerone, also known as MDPV, and are often sold under other names like: Ivory Wave, Bliss, White Lightning and Hurricane Charlie. It sold as plant food, decorative sand, and as toy cleaner, but that's not how this "designer drug" was used. Apparently, once the "sellers" labeled the product "Not for Human Consumption" it was legal to ship.
Baggies of typical "bath salts" are seen on January 24, 2011 in Washington,DC. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)