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4 Bizarre Experiments That Should Never Be Repeated

1. The Real World: Mental Hospital Edition This is the true story of three schizophrenics, who all believed they were Jesus Christ. It wasn't long before they stopped being polite and started getting real crazy. In 1959, social psychologist Milton Rokeach wanted to test the strength of self-delusion. So, he gathered three patients, all of whom identified themselves as Jesus Christ, and made them live together in the same mental hospital in Michigan for two years. Rokeach hoped the Christs would give up their delusional identities after confronting others who claimed to be the same person. But that's not what happened. At first, the three men quarreled constantly over who was holier. According to Rokeach, one Christ yelled, "You oughta worship me!" To which another responded, "I will not worship you! You're a creature! You better live your own life and wake up to the facts!" Unable to turn the other cheek, the three Christs often argued until punches we

7 Illegal Drugs That Are Surprisingly Good Medicine

LSD: Cures Addiction, Treats Depression and Stops Cluster Headaches Many people know in the fifties and sixties, the government experimented with LSD to test its properties as an agent of war, but few people know that the psychiatric community also took interest. Studies in the fifties showed that using LSD to treat alcoholism resulted in a 50% success rate -shocking compared to the 10% success rate from Alcoholics Anonymous. Scientists in Baltimore have recently taken up this research again to see how effective the drug is in treating alcohol, sedative, opium and heroin addiction. In the Spring Grove State Hospital in Maryland, researchers provided terminal cancer patients with LSD to see if it could help reduce their anxieties about death. One third of the patients said they felt dramatically less tense, less depressed, less afraid of death and in less pain. Another third reported these conditions reduced moderately and the last group said their condition did not improve at all, b