Anyone who saw the new Baywatch movie likely has a lot of questions, but some -- what the hell was with that taint scene? -- cannot be answered here. Discerning viewers likely picked up on the fact that the product driving Priyanka Chopra's driven entrepreneurial ambition is a drug called flakka, which Baywatch folks describe as bath salts on meth.
As if bath salts weren't bad enough! This nightmare drug isn't just real, it produces results similar to bath salts in its users -- namely murderous rage, inhuman strength, and a penchant for chewing on people's faces. Flakka is pretty goddamned awful.
Here's everything you need to know:
What is flakka?
Simply put, flakka is the popular name for the tongue-twisting alpha-pyrrolidinovalerophenone (or alpha-PVP), a synthetic drug that first began making waves in Florida back in 2014. Commonly sold for $5 per hit, the drug's ideal effects include euphoria and hallucinations, as well as a rise in body temperature, but even a slightly-too-high dose can result in anything from paranoid psychosis to cardiac arrest.