Saturday, 24 May 2014

Poppy Seed Test

Like a bit of a fool, I deleted images from this post while cleaning some of my Google+ photos. I will redo this experiment, and then delete this post.

I have heard that eating a poppy seed muffin can cause a person to test positive for opiates on a drug test. I have always been interested to see if this was true, so today I thought I would do that test.

I picked up a few drug tests, and a few muffins.

A one step drug test with four steps.

This is by no means a scientific test, so it can not conclude anything ether way this goes, I am doing it for fun. You can believe it if you want, or try it for yourself. I am uncertain how long it takes for poppy seeds, or any food, to be digested enough to be picked up by blood steams and actually make a difference in any readings, so I am going to be guessing.


I started with a test first thing in the morning, this was to make sure there was nothing causing a positive reading. This is my control.

I placed the test in my urine for a few seconds, allowed it to be absorbed, then I left the test for a few minutes for the lines to come stronger.

Tests on all panels are negative.


I ate my first poppy muffin.


Roughly an hour after doing the first test, I did another one.

The test line for opiates is extremely faint, but it is there (just). Compared to the first test it is non existent, although the test is a slightly different make. All the tests I got where in the same box, so I would not have knowingly bought different brands, or batches. I do not know how much difference this makes.

I ate another muffin. I will check again at about ten O'clock


The results from the ten O'clock test are just about exactly the same as the previous test. I still feel the results indicate positive for opiates.

The second two tests were the same, while the first one was a little different. I don't know how much difference this makes, but I do wish I had known that before I started so that my control could have been the same. While I am happy with the results, I might keep a test to do tomorrow morning, as a second control. That way I can have a control in the same type as the two tests.

The next day

Because I was not happy with the fact that the test I used for a control looked a little different I did another test. This was the same type as the ones I used for the second and third tests.

There is no doubt as to where or not the test line on the opiate test is viable.

In my mind this is a clear indication that eating a poppy seed muffin can make you test positive for opiates on a urine test. My methods where not 100% scientific, and I had nobody checking up on me, controlling the testing, and making sure I am actually taking photographs of the tests I am actually doing. This is enough evidence for myself to believe it, but I would rather tell anyone else who wants this information to do the tests themselves.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Feeling Nostalgic

I was browsing through Themes for Visual Studio on a website called Studio Styles and found a few based on the old Borland theme.
I am using one called Jo Resta's BlueLand.
It reminds me a bit of doing Turbo Pascal in High School.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Origami Christmas Decorations

This year +Katrina and I created origami Christmas decorations. I took some photographs to put on her blog, and I thought I would share some here.

A candy striped Christmas wreath

For most of the decorations we folded wrapping paper to try and get Christmas colours, or different patterns, instead of using plain coloured paper sheets.

A Christmas wreath and a water bomb decoration

We also had the idea to fold small water bombs, like the ones my brother and I would do when we were younger.

An origami angel on top of the christmas tree

The angel was folded with a firmer paper, better suited for normal origami than what wrapping paper would have been.

I enjoyed both the folding, and taking photographs afterwards, although I did learn that it is very difficult focusing the camera on decorations on a christmas tree, especially with a very shallow depth of field.

To see the rest of the photographs have a look at the album.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Photos of a friends piano

A few months ago I took some photographs of a friends piano.
Here are a few of them.

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Blue Beanie Day

Today is Blue Beanie day, this is to support web standards.

 More of my Blue Beanie pictures on Instagram:


Thursday, 10 October 2013

New Blog

This is a quick post while setting up a new blog... :) I hope to get into the habit of blogging often.