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"The Mad Science Book" is the UK edition of the German bestseller "Das Buch der verrückten Experimente". The amazing stories of 113 strange experiments from the middle ages to today. Entertaining, mind opening, deeply researched, with original illustrations (the second volume has not yet been licensed for the UK or US. Foreign rights).

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Quiz

"Do embarrassement researchers ask you to suck a pacifier in public?"

"Did Darwin play the bassoon for worms?"

Know the answers? Then you are ready for the mad experiments quiz.

Poll

The weirdest experiments

Visitors to this website voted for their favorite weird science experiment. The ranking:

1. The three Christs of Ypsilanti -Three men think they are Jesus. What happens when they meet?(1959)  full story

2. Diagnosing schizophrenics with spider webs (1955) full story

3. The hanging studies (1905) full story

4. Brilliantly saying nothing. Does anyone notice? (1970) full story

5. Staying in bed for one year (1986) full story

6. Crucifiying volunteers (1984) more

Editions

English

The Mad Science Book (Quercus 2008)
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German

Das Buch der verrückten Experimente (Bertelsmann 2004)
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Das neue Buch der verrückten Experimente (Bertelsmann 2009)
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Dutch

Bizarre Wetenschap (Elmar 2004)
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Willen Weten (Elmar 2010)
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Swedish

De Galna Experimentens Bok (Fahrenheit 2006)
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Corean

매드 사이언스 북 (Puriwa Ipari 2008)

Polish

111 najbardziej szalonych eksperymentów (Proszynski 2009)
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Chinese

疯狂实验史(新知文库;) (SDX Joint Publishing Company 2009)
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