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Minnesota Starvation Experiment

{ Article added: 04/17/2012 }
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Categories : Experiments, Medical
The Minnesota Starvation Experiment was a study on the effects of human starvation to be used by aid workers following World War II. The study lasted over one year, with the volunteers undergoing a control period before a six ...Read More »

Major Oak

{ Article added: 09/14/2010 }
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The Major Oak is a very large, old oak tree located in Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, England, which in folklore was a location used by Robin Hood and his band of outlaws. The tree is estimated to be between ...Read More »

1996 Everest disaster

{ Article added: 09/27/2009 }
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Categories : Disasters, Weather
On May 10-11, 1996, freak weather conditions and a bottleneck of climbers led to what has been called the 1996 Everest disaster, when eight people died on Mt. Everest while attempting to reach the summit. The principle parties involved ...Read More »

Stateville Penitentiary Malaria Study

{ Article added: 06/09/2009 }
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The Stateville Penitentiary Malaria Study was a voluntary human experimentation study conducted by researchers to test anti-malarial drugs. Inmates at the Stateville Penitentiary in Illinois were the test subjects and received ten bites from a mosquito infected with a ...Read More »

Ice block expedition of 1959

{ Article added: 06/01/2009 }
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In 1958, a radio station in Luxembourg issued a challenge: transport three tons of ice to the Equator without the use of refrigeration and be rewarded with a monetary prize for each kilogram that arrived intact. The next year, ...Read More »

Randy Gardner

{ Article added: 05/28/2009 }
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Categories : Experiments, People
Having gone without sleep for 264 hours (11 days), Randy Gardner -- at the time a 17 year old high school student -- holds the record for the longest scientifically documented period of natural sleep deprivation. Scientists monitoring the ...Read More »

Project MKULTRA

{ Article added: 05/25/2009 }
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Categories : Experiments
Project MKULTRA is the codename for a highly-classified experimental program conducted by the CIA in the 1950s and 1960s that tested the aspects of mind control through the use of drugs and other methods. The project was initiated as ...Read More »