May 27, 1961

Today, May 27, 1961, it is believed that the first black light was sold commercially to the general public. There is no confirmation of when, where, or to whom the black light was sold. Which is appropriate, as this sale ushered in the psychedelic sixties, for soon after, the pervasive use of illegal drugs, especially hallucinogenics, spread throughout the United States. People saw things, man. Trippy things. Weird things. Black light posters were sold, dude. They say it was a groovy time. Hey, is that a Scooby snack? Cool. Far out, it’s like, I’m walking through M.C. Escher’s drawing “Relativity’, cat-man. Am I coming or are you going? Peace.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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