From groundbreaking medical advancements to controversial ethical debates, “Physical Experiments” uncovers the stories of groundbreaking discoveries and medical breakthroughs as we dive deep into the realm of human and animal experimentation.

Physical Experiments: Human and Animal Experimentation

MIT and Quaker Oats Fed Radioactive Cereals to Children in the 1940s

Radioactive Cereals

In the 1940s, the MIT and Quaker Oats tests conducted a series of experiments involving the consumption of radioactive cereals by children.

Entomological Warfare in the US More than 70 Years Experimenting on Civilians

Entomological Warfare

Entomological warfare is a form of biological warfare in which insects are used to disrupt supply lines to injure the enemy.

Operation Acoustic Kitty -The CIAs Spy Cats of the 1960s

Project Acoustic Kitty

Operation Acoustic Kitty was a 1960s-era CIA project that sought to utilize cats for espionage missions, with plans to monitor the Kremlin and Soviet embassies.

Bayer Infected Third-World Countries with HIV in the 1980s

Bayer Infected People with AIDS

In 1978, Bayer became embroiled in the HIV/AIDS crisis due to its involvement in the manufacturing and distribution of blood clotting product

The First Successful Organ Transplant - 1954

The First Successful Organ Transplant

The first successful organ transplant was performed on December 23, 1954, by Dr. Joseph E. Murray at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston

Kozyrev Mirrors

Kozyrev Mirror

In the Western world, a Kozyrev mirror is often seen as a fictitious gadget described in 1990s Russian esoteric literature

Alexander Flemings mould samples sold at auction -

The Discovery of Penicillin

Fleming had no idea that a spore of a rare mold type called Penicillium notatum had landed on the plate before he left for vacation.

Project Chatter 1947 The Beginning of CIA's Mind Control Experimentation

Project Chatter

a highly classified operation carried out by the United States Navy during the Cold War era, delved into the realms of mind control and chemical interrogation.

Project Artichoke 1951 The CIA’s Quest for the Real Manchurian Candidate

Operation Artichoke

A CIA project whose aim was to determine whether a person could be forced via hypnosis or forced drug addiction to commit an act of attempted assassination..

Big Nose George The Bandit Who Became a Pair of Shoes in 1881

The Bandit Who Became a Pair of Shoes

Big Nose George, after a lifetime of crime, ended up becoming an ashtray, a mask, a medical bag and a pair of shoes.  

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