Humans have always been ready for conducting experiments, but what happens when people cross the extra limit for conducting experiments which may prove fatal for people and our planet. Here we have assembled a list of 10 most dangerous, most terrifying experiments in the World history.
1. Controlling the Mind
The idea of mind control is a pretty appalling idea in itself. And no, this isn’t science fiction but reality. Jose Delgado a Spanish professor developed a technique for mind controlling. What he did was the first invented a “stimoceiver” and planted it on animal’s brain. It was operated by a remote control which was used to electrically stimulate the different regions of the animal’s brain. If sources are to be believed it is said that variety of results were produced such as movement of limbs, involuntary movement of different parts of the animal’s body. He produced more drastic results later on other animals.
2. Experiments on Newborns
In the 1960s, researchers at the University of California began an experiment to study changes in blood pressure and blood flow. The researchers used 113 newborns ranging in age from one hour to three days old as test subjects. In one experiment, a catheter was inserted through the umbilical arteries and into the aorta. The newborn’s feet were then immersed in ice water for the purpose of testing aortic pressure. In another experiment, up to 50 newborns were individually strapped onto a circumcision board, then tilted so that their blood rushed to their head and their blood pressure could be monitored.
3. Live Again
Could anyone in the world make dead live again? The answer is someone tried to do this, a doctor by the name of Robert E. Cornish. He tried to raise the dead back by first placing then on a see-saw so that the blood would keep moving in them and injected with anti-coagulants and epinephrine. His experiments failed as none of them were able to come back to life. Although he managed to revive only two dogs but they were clinically put to dead later. This is one of the most horrifying experiments conducted in history.
4. Unit 731
From 1937 to 1945, the imperial Japanese Army developed a covert biological and chemical warfare research experiment called Unit 731. Based in the large city of Harbin, Unit 731 was responsible for some of the most atrocious war crimes in history. Chinese and Russian subjects men, women, children, infants, the elderly, and pregnant women were subjected to experiments which included the removal of organs from a live body, amputation for the study of blood loss, germ warfare attacks, and weapons testing. Some prisoners even had their stomachs surgically removed and their esophagus reattached to the intestines. Many of the scientists involved in Unit 731 rose to prominent careers in politics, academia, business, and medicine.
5. Starfish Prime
United States as we all know is a country that just wants to do experiments. On July 9, 1962, United States of America denoted nuclear weapons outside of the earth’s magnetic field. About 1.4 megatons of TNT were used. The aftermath of the experiment was that the explosion altered with the earth’s magnetic field. It generated a huge amount of pulse very far then the United States of America had anticipated. What it did was it disabled the street lights in parts of Hawaii. It also led to disruption of some of the communication systems. The thing was unusual amount of radiations could have destroyed the currents that make the earth stable. The Starfish Prime came at number four in the list of most terrifying experiments in history.
6. The Soviet Poison Laboratories
Beginning in 1921 and continuing for most of the 21st century, the Soviet Union employed poison laboratories known as Laboratory 1, Laboratory 12, and Kamera as covert research facilities of the secret police agencies. Prisoners from the Gulags were exposed to a number of deadly poisons, the purpose of which was to find a tasteless, odorless chemical that could not be detected post mortem. Tested poisons included mustard gas, ricin, digitoxin, and curare, among others. Men and women of varying ages and physical conditions were brought to the laboratories and given the poisons as “medication,” or part of a meal or drink.
7. Hadron Collider
Ever heard of “Large Hadron Collider”? It’s the world’s most powerful particle collider. It is located at an underground facility in Switzerland. It is used in collision of protons, electrons and other sub-atomic particles at very high speeds. This was to done so as to learn more about the particle physics and high-energy physics. It lies in a tunnel of about 27 kilometers in circumference. It’s a high-level project which is being monitored by more than 10,000 scientists from different parts of the world. Many scientists believe that the collider could generate a black hole which in turn could destroy the earth or any other dangerous phenomena could occur because of it. Pretty scary, right?
8. Human Experimentation in North Korea
Several North Korean defectors have described witnessing disturbing cases of human experimentation. In one alleged experiment, 50 healthy women prisoners were given poisoned cabbage leaves all 50 women were dead within 20 minutes. Other described experiments include the practice of surgery on prisoners without anesthesia, purposeful starvation, beating prisoners over the head before using the zombie-like victims for target practice, and chambers in which whole families are murdered with suffocation gas. It is said that each month, a black van known as “the crow” collects 40-50 people from a camp and takes them to an known location for experiments.
9. Russian Borehole
You may be thinking whether digging a borehole really an experiment? Not when it’s been dug at about 40,000 ft. It started on 24th May 1970 using various sophisticated equipment’s. The attempt was to dig as much far into the earth’s crust .Till now it is the deepest artificial point on earth. It was a site of various geophysical studies. The experiment could have led to shift in the earth’s tectonic plate which in turn could have led to earthquakes and other calamities.
10. Nazi Human Experimentation
Over the course of the Third Reich and the Holocaust, Nazi Germany conducted a series of medical experiments on Jews, POWs, Romani, and other persecuted groups. The experiments were conducted in concentration camps, and in most cases resulted in death, disfigurement, or permanent disability. Especially disturbing experiments included attempts to genetically manipulate twins; bone, muscle, and nerve transplantation; exposure to diseases and chemical gasses; sterilization, and anything else the infamous Nazi doctors could think up. After the war, these crimes were tried as part of the Nuremberg Trial and ultimately led to the development of the Nuremberg Code of medical ethics.