Scientists do many unthinkable things to bring out the the desired result in many of their experiments. Some go as far as studying wild animals which will bring them very close to this wild animals. This wild animals can sometimes hurt or even get the scientist killed before the experiment brings the desired result.
Most of the things we enjoy, that are made using science and technology, are made and researched by scientists, but many people don’t understand or have the slightest knowledge of the stress and very dangerous things the scientists go through and equally putting people around them in danger too.
It is common knowledge that the inventor of electricity, Michael Faraday, died of electrocution from one of his many experiment on the electricity we enjoy in most parts of the world today. Many sacrifices have been made by these scientists to give us the best of everything we enjoy today.
Science is amazing, but it can involve doing some pretty weird stuff, here are five of science experiments that are creepy, scary, or just plain gross. They are listed below;
5 MOST DANGEROUS SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENTS EVER CONDUCTED
1. SCIENTIST LETS INSECT LIVE INSIDE HER
A researcher in Madagascar was so interested in sand flea development that she let one of the bugs live inside her foot for 2 months. Her intimate observations paid off: She figured out that the parasites most likely have sex when the females are already inside their hosts.
2. ELECTROCUTING PEOPLE TO DEATH
The experiment was simple: Subjects were instructed to give a series of escalating electrocution (electric shocks) to a person in another room. The shocks started at 15 volts and ended at a massive 450 volts. Although the two were separated, the subjects could communicate with the person getting the shocks and hear their (faked) reactions, which included screaming, banging on the wall, and complaining of a heart condition. After a while, the person in the next room would stop responding completely.
3. BLOOD OF YOUNG MICE REJUVENATES OLD MICE
Scientists interested in ageing joined two mice together, a young one, and the other one was old, and studied the effects. Once its circulatory system was connected to that of a younger mouse, the old mouse experienced reversed ageing in muscle and in the brain.
4. TRANSPLANTING DEAD HEARTS
Researchers in California were successfully able to transplant “dead,” nonbeating hearts into young baboons. Although each of the subjects eventually died, they say that their findings suggest that we should one day be able to transplant “dead” hearts into humans.
5. THE RUSSIANS SLEEP EXPERIMENT
Russian researchers in the late 1940s kept five people awake for fifteen days using an experimental gas based stimulant. They were kept in a sealed environment to carefully monitor their oxygen intake so the gas wouldn’t kill them.