ELECTRIFIED SHEEP


ELECTRIFIED SHEEP

ALEX BOESE    Book Number: 85874    Product format: Paperback

Welcome to the some of the most weird, wonderful and ridiculous (and frequently quite stomach churning) experiments ever conducted in the name of science. This is Alex Boese's sequel to his huge bestseller Elephants on Acid. Conducted by men and women who range from world-famous, household name, top drawer scientists who really should have known better to a collection of total barmpots, here are people who have electrocuted elephants, attempted to nuke the moon, wired voltaic piles to their genitals, attempted near-death experiences (which often turned into full-death experiences), blown themselves up and unfortunate farm animals with lightning both natural and man-made, eaten parasitic worms, dead men's vomit and bodily fluids, subjected themselves to huge g force accelerations and decelerations and even performed a self-appendectomy all in an attempt to push the limits of scientific knowledge and the respect (or pity) of their peers. Although the book is an absolute riot to read, Alex Boese's research and investigation into the annals of scientific history is exemplary as he unearths the (mostly) men of science whose experiments often followed famous, ground-breaking discoveries and were of the "what if we take this still further?" kind. Mostly they ended up in humiliation, disaster or further confusion, but occasionally useful advances were made. 343pp paperback.
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