We know Jon Snow as a broad-minded journalist and newsreader, but it seems he had his mind expanded through rather more chemical means in the Seventies.
Writing on his daily Snowmail newsletter to fans, Snow mentioned the death of Albert Hoffman, the man widely credited with the creation of LSD – something Snow knows a thing or two about.
‘I speak as one who has only tripped once. Somebody gave me a spiked strawberry flan in 1972, and I have never been quite the same since. My lasting memory is of attempting to drive back in my battered old Mini from the party in Oxford and discovering that the bridges back on the M40 were too small to venture through. I seem to remember the cure was orange juice and Jacques Loussier.”