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Georgetown students never take 'hard drugs' (wink, wink), Facebook moms annoy people, and more

By Melissa Bell
Georgetown University (Nikki Kahn/The Washington Post)

Ready for some lunchtime reading? Here are the things you need to catch up on from this weekend:

A supposed Georgetown meth lab turned out to be a hallucinogenics drug lab. The District's preppy private school reeled from the news that a freshman dorm room had been converted into a drug laboratory.

What's amusing about this story is the student's wide-eyed denial that hard drugs just aren't used at Georgetown. As much as it would be nice to believe that heroin, cocaine, crack, amphetamines, crystal meth and hallucinogenic drugs have never entered the hallowed halls of Georgetown, a government survey indicates that 6.5 percent of college students use amphetamines, 7.5 percent use hallucinogens and 3.7 percent use cocaine.

A year-long investigation of gun purchases in D.C. traces the movement of guns from stores to murder scenes. One store, Realco, is the leading seller of "crime guns." The investigation shows that during the past 18 years, more than 2,500 guns bought at the shop have been recovered by the police.

A 1999 Post story focused on Realco's position as one of the top 15 gun dealers in the nation that were the source of crime guns from 1996 through 1998.

The Post investigation asks in a poll whether gun stores are responsible for crime.

All those proud parents who are so much fun to make fun of on Facebook? They actually post painful reminders to infertile couples. You hear that, moms? Stop posting how adorable little Tommy is in his new monkey jumper.

By Melissa Bell  | October 25, 2010; 12:29 PM ET
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