Elephants on Acid: And Other Bizarre Experiments

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Harcourt, 2007 - Reference - 290 pages
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When Tusko the Elephant woke in his pen at the Lincoln Park Zoo on the morning of August 3, 1962, little did he know that he was about to become the test subject in an experiment to determine what happens to an elephant given a massive dose of LSD. In Elephants on Acid, Alex Boese reveals to readers the results of not only this scientific trial but of scores of other outrageous, amusing, and provocative experiments found in the files of modern science.

Why can’t people tickle themselves? Would the average dog summon help in an emergency? Will babies instinctually pick a well-balanced diet? Is it possible to restore life to the dead? Read Elephants on Acid and find out!

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User Review  - Alex Brown - Goodreads

Summaries of some of the weirder experiments of history, aptly described with witty commentary (often in the form of bad puns). Each story had a reference to a relevant paper to get details and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Simón Ángel - Goodreads

As a scientist, I enjoyed it. But this is a book meant not only for scientists, but mostly for regular people, which often do not have an habit on reading scientific studies. But, then again, these ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Recognized as a hoaxpert by CNN and the New York Times, among others, ALEX BOESE holds a master's degree in the history of science from the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of The Museum of Hoaxes and the creator and curator of www.museumofhoaxes.com.

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