There is nothing in this world that can replace what science has done for us. Science is awesome, but it does involve for pretty odd stuff. Here are a few science experiments that are beyond weird.
Insect Inside a Body Experiment:
A researcher in Madagascar let a sand bug live inside her body for two months. Sand-bug, as knows as the chigger insect is a bug that tunnels into the skin of a warm blooded host where it swells, expels and produces eggs. It usually dies in about four to six weeks. At the time of the experiment, scientist had a lot of knowledge about the parasite except for their sex life. Hence, to discover the sexual involvement of a sand-bug, a scientist let one of the bugs to survive inside her foot. No matter how disturbing of the experiments, the experiment was successful as the scientist in fact discovered that the insect was more likely to involve in the sexual activity when the females are inside their hosts.
The Mice Experiment:
Ever heard about vampires? From what I’ve been told about vampires is that they suck blood and live forever. This experiment clarifies the vampire theory. Scientists connected the circulatory system of two mice, one young and the other one old. When the blood of the young mouse transferred to the old mouse, the old mouse was found to have reverse aging in the brain and the muscle. So there’s the secret. If you want to stay young, ask the young ones for blood transfusions.
The Fear Experiment:
Researchers who did the investigation on fear being a universal emotion, wanted to find out if a person could be fearless. In the attempt of finding out where the fear comes from, they tested a human patient by pinpointing her amygdala. Amygdala is an almond-shaped mass of gray matter present in each cerebral hemisphere, which is involved with experiencing of emotions. After being done that, the patient did not experience fear even when being exposed to snakes and spiders. They also took her to the haunted house and made her watch horror movies. Yet, she showed no signs, no fear. When this happened, scientist were sure that the amygdala was the key to the response of fear in humans.
In 2013, the researchers decided to test the patient again. They let her inhale CO2, which normally suffocates people. This time, the patient did not stay quiet but had a panic attack. This proved that amygdala is not the only part of human brain processing fear.
The “Crows Know The Difference” Experiment:
The scientists did an experiment to see how much attention crows pay to human faces.
After having worked at five different places in Seattle with resident flocks, the researchers recorded the bird’s reaction when they walked wearing different rubber masks. One of the masks was “Cheney” which was marked neutral and the other was the “Caveman” mask was marked as dangerous. The researchers wearing caveman masks went around with net launcher capturing seven to fifteen crows. Then, for about three years, the researchers went on wearing the masks and recording the crow’s reaction. The crow’s did recognize the caveman mask and were upset when they saw people wearing it. The crows even started scolding, dive-bombing and mobbing the wearer.
Bringing The Dead Into Life Experiment:
It’s time to start planning for the zombie apocalypse! This experiment suggests that perhaps reanimation is not completely a science fiction. A few researches in California tried transplanting non- beating heart of the dead baboon (Old World monkey) into baboons who were alive. The experiment was positive as the transplant was effective, but, eventually, both the subject died. Nonetheless, scientist are sure that with a little more effort and a slight more experiment, they will be able to make the experiment successful. Moreover, scientists suggest that they should be able to transplant non-alive hearts into humans, as well.
Shocking To Death Experiment:
Shocking people to death! Sounds illegal doesn’t it? This experiment was simple. Subjects
were told to give electric shocks to a person in another room. Even if the person was in another room, the subjects could talk to the person and hear their reactions. At first, the person shocked would scream, cry and bang on the wall, but after a while he/she would stop responding. The experiment was fake and no person was shocked in another room which the subject did not know about. They would be devastated to have to keep administering the volts. If desired to stop, they would be instructed to monitor the volts for four times a day. Even when the subjects were in huge discomfort to shock the other person, they did administer a 450 volt electric shock to the person in the next room.
Scientist created a mouse that had human ear grown on its back. The ear was developed when the cow cartilage cells were seeded into a biodegradable mold which was shaped as an ear. Then, the scientist took the mold and implanted it under the mouse’s skin and the cartilage grew by itself. Once the ear was stitched on, the mouse’s blood vessels subverted the scaffold which nourished the fixed ear. Finally, when the scaffold melted, the ear was tough enough to stand on its own.