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The Oddest Experiments Ever

 by Bennett Gordon

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Modern science has shot monkeys into space, thrown Twinkies out of windows, and given hallucinogenic drugs to elephants. None of those experiments, however, were strange enough to make Reto Schneider’s list of the nine oddest experiments of all time for the New Scientist. Schneider chose to focus the list on international experiments, including one where Russian volunteers spent 370 days in bed to mimic the effects of weightlessness on the human body. That exercise ended up ruining the marriages of some of the volunteers involved. Schneider also points to a British government study where people were infected with the common cold. A film about the experiment can be seen below: