The 7 Most Terrifying Experiments Ever Conducted

For the record, the writers at All That Is Interesting are not anti-science. For every person that (legal, properly-sanctioned and monitored) scientific research hurts, hundreds are saved from pain and disease. But, sometimes, a scientific experiment is so obscenely brutal that you have to wonder if it was really worth it. Here are some of the most terrifying, manipulative experiments ever conducted in the name of science:

The Milgram Obedience Experiments

Milgram experiment actor is strapped into shock device

An actor is connected to a device that delivers “electric shocks”. Source: American Psychological Association

Are you truly an independent thinker? Do you consider yourself to be an iconoclast, living by your own standards as opposed to being guided by the signals and expectations of others? Don’t be so sure. The Milgram Obedience Experiment basically showed how much we listen to people if they’re wearing a white coat.
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A Modern-Day Myth: The Slender Man

Slender Man Gallery

Source: NBC News

On May 31, 2014, 12-year-old Payton Leutner of Waukesha, Wisconsin, was attacked by two friends and stabbed 19 times in an apparent attempted murder. Bleeding from wounds on her arms, legs, and torso, Payton managed to drag herself to the road, where a passing cyclist rendered aid.

The alleged perpetrators, 12-year-old Morgan Geyser and 12-year-old Anissa Weier, confessed under police questioning and admitted they had been planning the attack for months. Their motive: to please the Slender Man.

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99 Deep Quotes About Life From Mankind’s Greatest Minds And Personalities

From love to leadership to achieving your ambitions, read these deep quotes about life from some of the most prolific thinkers and innovators in human history:

Thank you to Goodreads, Brainy Quote, and us for the quotes above. And if you enjoyed these deep quotes about life, check out All That Is Interesting’s other posts on inspirational quotes and Bruce Lee quotes that will change your outlook on life!

The Catacombs Nightclub: When Irreverence Became Cool

Catacombs Nightclub front view

Source: Mashable

It’s 1940 and in the unlikely town of Columbus, Ohio, a horror-themed hotspot called the Catacombs Nightclub opens. “Located” 300 feet underground, guests arriving for a night of entertainment enter a mock elevator that rumbles and shakes to simulate a descent underground. In reality, the lift never moves at all; the club is located on the ground.

catacombs nightclub skeleton grate

Source: Mashable

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