John Early Is Figuring Out How to Be Sincere

As the star of the sharp new indie ‘Stress Positions,’ the irreverent comic works in a more serious vein. He tells Cracked why he’s getting comfortable with being earnest — even if he’s scared everyone will think he’s pretentious

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36 Actual Scientific Experiments That Are Rightly Left Out of Science Textbooks

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36 Actual Scientific Experiments That Are Rightly Left Out of Science Textbooks

Its crazy to think that STEM fields get a reputation for being boring, when in practice, theyre exactly where you want to go if you want to pull off unfathomable depravity.

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A RESEARCHER TOLD KIDS НЕ TREASURED A TOY. НЕ GAVE EACH KID THE TOY, WHICH WAS RIGGED TO BREAK. When it broke despite the child's carefulness, the researcher just stared at the kid for a full minute. Interestingly, kids most traumatized by the experiment went on to have the fewest behavioral problems over the next five years. CRACKED.COM

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TWO PSYCHOLOGISTS BUILT A VISUAL CLIFF. A GLASS SURFACE LOOKED LIKE A SUDDEN DROP. One at a time, they plopped a bunch of babies on the cliff and had their mothers соах them across the glass. In other words, they had mothers tell their babies to do something that the babies believed was certain death. Most crawled away from their mothers. CRACKED.COM

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THE MANHATTAN PROJECT CONTINUED POST-HIROSHIMA. DOCTORS INJECTED UNWITTING PATIENTS WITH PLUTONIUM. They also pulled 15 teeth from the first injectee, for research. At no point did anyone inform him why. Finally, he figured out he was a test subject and fled the hospital at night, somehow going on to live for eight more years until his heart failed in 1953. CRACKED.COM

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SOME PEOPLE CAN'T FEEL FEAR, DUE TO A BRAIN CONDITION. SCIENTISTS TRY THEIR BEST TO SCARE THEM ANYWAY. They eventually discovered even the clinically fearless can indeed be spooked. Just mess with their air. Breathing high levels of CO2 made research subjects feel fear, and then panic. Note that these subjects did not previously know what fear even felt like. CRACKED.COM

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Sex in an MRI. Scientists convinced their subjects to have sex with each other and by themselves while an MRI machine took pictures of their genitals for... um... well, it's not totally clear why. Their conclusion is basically, Yes, it turns out we can do that. CRACKED.COM

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Giles Brindley flashed a whole lecture hall. To demonstrate his work with erectile dysfunction drugs, Brindley dropped trou right at the podium, which isn't technically a study but is a sex crime. CRACKED.COM

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Jerking it for justice. TEL Scientists forced men to answer questions of sexual ethics while masturbating, ostensibly to test whether arousal affected decision-making but also probably because it was really funny. CRACKED.COM

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Spanking people makes them happy somehow. Russian scientists gave addicts a literal ass-whipping and found the ensuing endorphin rush cured their depression and pain. Weirdly, it works best when performed by a member of the opposite sex. CRACKED.COM

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Michael Smith encouraged bees to sting his junk. Не tested 25 different body parts, including his twig and berries, to see where it was most painful to be stung. The winner was actually the nostril, but the dick was close behind. CRACKED.COM

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John Early Is Figuring Out How to Be Sincere

As the star of the sharp new indie ‘Stress Positions,’ the irreverent comic works in a more serious vein. He tells Cracked why he’s getting comfortable with being earnest — even if he’s scared everyone will think he’s pretentious

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