Title text: Which, at one point, led to a study showing that LSD produces no more hallucinations than a placebo.
In a product experiment, two groups of people are given a certain pill or lotion. Some people are given the product to be tested, while others (the control group) are given a placebo; nobody is told which group they belong to. The control group acts as a norm for comparison against the others.
Randall has messed with this process by giving LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) to the control group. LSD is a drug that causes hallucinations and distortions in time and space. Megan, apparently a control, is experiencing spiders in her hallucinations. Since the control group is supposed to reflect what "normally" happens, this is indeed very confusing to the scientists.
The title text adds yet another layer of confusion. The product being tested is itself LSD, and since the control group is also under the influence of LSD, both groups act the same.
- [Cueball looks down at his arm calmly, while next to him Megan is violently flailing around in terror. In the foreground, two scientists, one holding a clipboard, look on in puzzlement.]
- My hobby:
- Cueball: My rash seems to have shrunk by about 20% today.
- Megan: OH GOD SPIDERS
- Scientists: ???
- Sneaking into experiments and giving LSD to the control group.