9 Most Shocking Experiments In Human History

Who wouldn't want a human chimp hybrid?

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The 20th century was so full of diabolical experiments it’s a wonder anyone survived.

Science is a great thing. It leads to brilliant advances in technology. It uncovers new truths about the nature of reality. It finds new medicines to cure the sick. But sometimes, just sometimes, it removes the arm of a man and stitches it back on the opposite side just to see if it’s possible.

Governments have been responsible for many atrocious acts. The worst side of a government can be seen in the experiments it conducts in secret. Over time these secrets come out and you look back at them and say, “Wow, people were really devious in the past.” The truth is people haven’t changed much over the centuries. There are high morals and low morals across the board. It makes you wonder what experiments are happening right now that are yet to be revealed.

There are some gruesome things covered in this article, so if you are of the squeamish type, read on with caution.

9. Humanzee

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Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov was a trusted and well known Russian and Soviet biologist who first garnered recognition when he successfully used one stallion to fertilize 500 mares via artificial insemination.

In 1910, he gave a presentation at the World Congress of Zoologists in which he described the possibility of creating a human/chimpanzee hybrid using his new technology. News of this found its way to Joseph Stalin. There is a misconception that Stalin ordered Ivanov to create a human/ape hybrid soldier that would be supernaturally strong, feel no pain, and eat anything to keep nourished. The truth is, Stalin wanted to use the experiment to disprove the creation myth and show evolution at work by creating a new species.

At first, Ivanov tried impregnating female chimpanzees using the sperm of human males. The experiment was a failure. After that he switched roles and tried to impregnate a human woman with the sperm of an orangutan.

He managed to find a woman who was willing to carry the hybrid baby but the orangutan died before the experiment could take place.

Due to political changes the experiment came under much criticism and Ivanov was eventually arrested and exiled before he could finish his experiment.


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