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 history. Take a look:
10. Project Stormfury
The United States of America is one of those countries in the world which like to experiment with a few things to go up in the field of scientific technology. One such experiment which proved fatal was in late 1940’s. A doctor by the name of Irwin Langmuir devised an idea of using ice crystals to weaken cyclones so that the cyclones would prove less fatal and that the loss of life and property would be prevented. So they dropped a load of ice crystals onto it, but what happened is exactly the opposite. After dropping the crystals the hurricane changed its direction and it reached near the coastal city of Savannah, Georgia causing loss of life and property.
9. Elephant and Acid
“Truko” was the name given to the elephant which was intoxicated with LSD and believe it or not, the quantity of LSD which was given to the elephant was 3,000 more times a regular human can intake. This experiment was done so as to study the behavior of the male elephants. After injecting the LSD to determine as to whether it would create temporary madness in them, a condition which was commonly called as “musth” in which the elephant become over violent and uncontrollable. Things turned turtle over here also when the elephant which was experimented died 45-50 minutes later. Termed as one of the most terrifying experiments in history, it’s completely atrocious.
8. Heart Stabbing
You may be wondering that some intruder might have stabbed someone’s heart, Right? Except for the fact that the person who stabbed was stabbing his own heart! Werner Theodor Otto Forssmann was a German surgical trainee and what he did was he put himself into local anesthetic and he inserted a cathedral into one of the veins of his arm, yes! You heard that right a “cathedral”. He carried it slowly to his heart risking his life as one of the veins could be pierced and he could have died at that very moment. But luck favored him as he successfully completed the experiment and thanks to him he developed a process for cardiac catheterization. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1956.
7. Experiments by Nazi
Any lists on terrifying experiments in history will be incomplete without talking about what the Nazi’s did. “Nazi” the word itself would have pictured “Hitler” in your mind. As we all know the atrocities and horrors that were happening at that very moment when Hitler ruled. Human’s also become a source for Nazi’s to experiment. Some of them were “freezing experiments”, amputations and experiments with poison which in turn lead to many deaths across the country and many people became mentally challenged with the use of these experiments.
6. 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.
5. 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?
4. 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.
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.
2. 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.
1. Nuclear Test
Many people would not have dreamed that a nuclear test would have happened. Like why would you do an experiment which has a chance of destroying the humanity? But thanks to United States of America this also happened. The Trinity nuclear test which was carried out by the United States on July 16, 1945, as a part of their project. The test was carried out in Jornada del Muerto desert in U.S.A. About 20 kilotons of TNT were used and it is considered as one of the most dangerous, most terrifying experiments in history carried out because of the reason that its consequence could have proved very fatal.
Top 10 Most Terrifying Experiments In History
- Nuclear Test
- Controlling the Mind
- Live Again
- Starfish Prime
- Hadron Collider
- Russian Borehole
- Experiments by Nazi
- Heart Stabbing
- Elephant and Acid
- Project Stormfury
Written by: Fawaz Qureshi