What could motivate Hamilton Morris to leave the comforts of his home and go deep into the Amazon forest to live for a time among former cannibals? Why would he choose to sleep in a hammock, and bathe in the same river where he has to relieve himself? To find out, join him as he boats through the flooded forest to visit the Mayoruna tribe and hopefully get a hold of the famous drug-producing tree frog. Watch as he uses his own body to experiment with the effects of the venom, to prove once and for all if it really delivers the promised high.
The Mayorunas use the drug derived from this frog to give themselves energy before hunting and to provoke abortions.
It has been said that the frog’s venom is about 100 times stronger than morphine. When taken, it induces vommitting (or diarrhea) and a daze that lasts for up to 8 hours.
Hamilton endures hundreds of mosquito bites all over his body, energy-sucking heat, mind-blowing boredom, and the possibility of getting arrested by local auhorities all while patiently waiting to hear the frog sing at night.
At his departure, Hamilton’s scars are healing and he’s filled with gratitude for the hospitality shown to him.
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