Laughing Gas Is No Laughing Matter

Nitrous oxide canister / cream charger found lying in the gutter: metal cylinder contained nitrous oxide gas, used for whipping cream, but also as a legal high.

Being a dog lover, I used to think a whippet was a Greyhound-type dog.  It is, but whippet also has another definition I learned after reading the article “Nitrous Nation,” by Ezra Marcus, N.Y. Times, 1-31-21, I discovered that a whippet is also a tank that discharges nitrous oxide, a colorless gas used for sedation…

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