Twice in a single day Roger Ver's Bitcoin Dotcom has published pieces on the subject of ether huffing (archived). Ether, also known as sweet vitriol, is an extremely flammable volatile organic compound that produces anaesthetic effects when inhaled. Side effects of ether use include withdrawal symptoms common to CNS depressant drugs, providing economic energy to support Buterin's waterfall, and making the ether huffer smell like a leaky, unmaintained automotive filling station. The extreme flammability of ether and the level of intoxication it induces creates a dangerous combination for users as lighting a cigarette or a reefer near the substance suddenly has the risk of being an immediately fatal act, and who among us never smoked a cigarette when they got fucked up? Huffers usually take ether by soaking an American flag in the substance and inhaling like a fiend (archived).