15 Studies That Prove Scientists Truly Are Mad

15 Studies That Prove Scientists Truly Are Mad

The idea of the mad scientist goes back to the time when we were pretty sure science was actually dark magic, so anyone who practiced it was probably a twisted husk of a person with some kind of supervillainous plan to destroy society and a few pig fetuses in the process. In reality, scientists are more likely to be average people who were really good at going to school and memorizing the difference between “poisonous” and “venomous” than evil sorcerers hellbent on taking over the world. They’re definitely less fun at parties.

But as all scientists will tell you, tendencies aren’t guarantees, and there are definitely some PhDs out there doing things a normal person could never nightmare of. From traumatizing babies for fun to building mind-control devices to literally growing brains in a Petri dish, these experiments suggest that perhaps someone should be studying the scientists. Here is just a glimpse at the hubris of Man. 

They have no mouth and they must squeak.

Growing human brains inside of mice CRACKED.COM Scientists at Stanford have been studying neurological disorders by injecting human stem cells into the brains of rats.The brains began influencing the rats' behavior, which doesn't necessarily mean anyone is trapped inside a rat, but, well... it's not like they could tell us.

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The end of brain death, kind of

The brain in a bucket 2018 CRACKED.COM Yale researchers developed a system of pumps, heaters and oxygen-carrying fluid that could keep pig brains alive (though emphatically not conscious) if retrieved soon after slaughter. They even called it BrainEx, just to give sci-fi writers a freebie.

NBC News

Speaking of Traumatizing Children

Shaming kids into a lifelong disability 1930 CRACKED.COM The monster study intentionally gave two groups of orphans a stutter. One group was told they should compulsively practice their speech. The other group was told not to speak at all, unless they were completely sure they wouldn't stutter. Both groups overwhelmingly developed stutters.

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