Triplets were deliberately separated at birth by their adoption agency. After investigative journalist, Lawrence Wright, looked into the matter, it was revealed the triplets were part of a scientific experiment by Dr. Peter B. Neubauer.
There was an experiment where three people, who each believed they were Jesus Christ, were made roommates at a psychiatric ward. At first, they argued over who was holiest and even fistfought. Eventually, each patient wrote the other two off as being crazy.
Quaker Oats fed radioactive milk and oatmeal to unsuspecting special needs kids under the guise of a science club in order to find out how beneficial certain nutrients were in their oats.
In the 50’s NASA recruited deaf people to research why they didn’t get motion sickness. Tests included flights in ‘Vomit Comet’ and sailing in the rough seas (researchers got violently sick, while deaf people just played cards happily).
From 1953 to 1964, the CIA conducted completely uncontrolled tests involving drugging people who didn’t know they were being drugged, then following and watching them without intervening.
Winthrop Niles Kellogg attempted to “humanize” a baby chimpanzee by raising it alongside his infant son. The experiment had to be halted when, instead of humanizing the chimp, the young boy became more chimp-like.
American neurologist Walter Freeman drove around the US performing ice pick lobotomies in a van he coined the lobotomobile.
Issac Newton stuck a sewing needle under his eyeball, pushed it all the way to the back of his eye socket, and wiggled it around to test his theory of optics.
In the 15th century, King James IV conducted an experiment by sending a mute woman and two infants to an empty island to learn what the ‘natural human language’ would be.
In the mid-1950s, the US government secretly tested chemical weapons on the citizens of St Louis.