The most bizarre and dangerous in the history of experiments with food
It is now for the experiments, scientists generally use lab rats, and the results of most experiments, we can predict in advance, starting from the known data. Previously, we investigated risked their own lives or the lives of others, and all in order to find out, for example, is it possible to eat one rice or what would happen if all the time to drink coffee or tea? About four most bizarre and dangerous experiments with a meal known to history, we want to tell you.
The radioactive oatmeal
In the middle of the last century, an American company engaged in the production of cereal for breakfast, staff asked the University of Massachusetts to find out how their product behaves in the body. To observe the digestion process was easier, the researchers decided to add a little rump of iron and calcium, but not simple, and radioactive!
In the experiment, was attended by about 70 orphans from various serious diseases. By the end of the study their condition has deteriorated significantly, because in the majority of developed radiation sickness ...
There were other children in the United States affected by the actions of unscrupulous scientists. For example, once a boarding school for pupils with cerebral palsy given irradiated milk, again, all for the sake of science!
wool, balls, ropes ...
Once the University of Chicago researcher Fredrik Helzel decided to see what would happen if only eat non-food items. The purpose of man was to find out how many calories he gets from such food, and how quickly it can be displayed by the body.
For a long time Helzela diet consisted of feathers of birds, various ropes, corncobs, metal balls and other things. In the study, the guy said that the quickest way out of the body came a piece of rope - it took him "only a" half hours! But most of all loved Fredrik surgical cotton wool!
During such a diet guy came up to extreme exhaustion and only survived by a miracle. But to become a scientist Helzelu did not succeed, because micronutrient deficiency in the body effect on its successes in education.
Doctor Max Moszkowski once decided to put on a dangerous experiment. During the 200 days he ate alone milled rice to dispel or confirm the guess that because of such a supply arises beriberi disease, in other words, vitamin deficiency B1.
The doctor stopped the experiment, when the heart pain and cramps became unbearable. From the effects of mono Max Moszkowski I could not shake for about 20 years, because this power he has done great harm to the heart.
But the "mono-diet" Traveler Vilhjalmur Stefansson at the time consisted of meat and fat, usually seals. These man occasionally adding berries or fish - one of the few foods that you can get while traveling. Thus Stefansson noted that he feels fine, though slightly thinner. But on returning home, the men began to have serious health problems ...
First it was the usual diarrhea, but every day Stefansson condition was getting worse. Soon the traveler realized that the blame for the whole cooked lean meat, from which he managed to break the habit. When the man began to eat fat and entrails of animals, his condition immediately improved.
tea or coffee
At the end of XVIII century Swedish King Gustav III ordered to find out what is harmful - tea or coffee. To this end, the emperor pardoned the two bombings of the twin with the proviso that until the end of life, they will regularly drink a few cups of these drinks a day, one - tea, the other - coffee.
The experiment ended with the two brothers survived, and doctors who look after them, and the king Gustav. "Failures" study man, who was told to drink tea - he died in the first 83 years of age.