Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Author Boese (Hippo Eats Dwarf, The Museum of Elephants on Acid – Kindle edition by Alex Boese. Download it . Alex Boese’s collection of bizarre scientific anecdotes illuminates matter – by Boese’s own estimation, Elephants on Acid is a book you dip. Elephants on Acid by Alex Boese, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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While lots of these experiments are really interesting and the writing style allows them to be accessible, Alex Boese’s attempts at humour are embarrassing. It would recommend this as a fascinating read for those who appreciate the elepyants.

Elephants on Acid: And Other Bizarre Experiments by Alex Boese

The author was concise and The book Elephants on Acid by Elephnts Boese, alsx a compilation of some of the most unconventional and strange experiments ever conducted. I can see why investigators in these fields must now put proposals to an ethics comittee – a goodly number of these experiments would not take place if put forward today. Feb 04, Jason rated it really liked it Shelves: You should bring your moral judgments to this book; it encourages you to do so. If you wanted to hear stories of elephants on acid, racing cockroaches or the psychology ekephants humans then this the book for you.

Weird fact about that book is that it is actually interesting, reading how scientists were coming up with their experiments, investing their time, knowledge and in some cases sanity to provide people of Earth with eligible explanations for strange questions like “can we resurrect dead corpses? Accessibility links Skip to article Skip to navigation. Anyhoo, mostly interesting, sometimes not. Other horrors lurk in wait for those who persevere Ewen Cameron’s brainwashing experiments of the s are particularly horrendous.

You’ll fly through this book, helped along by Boese’s wry writing style, and come out knowing a lot more bizarre facts than you did going in. This book learned me that ‘the elephant memory’ really exists. There was a picture of a dog’s head totally severed from a body. When reading Elephants on Acid, through all of the many diverse experiments, there was one common motif: In this way, Elephants is a great commentary upon just how far science has come.


He wanted this book to be light and not to be taken too seriously.

Elephants on Acid : And Other Bizarre Experiments

Yet, for all its hilarity, Elephants on Acid proves to be an oddly disturbing experience when read cover-to-cover. Boese’s off-the-cuff observation that the Cold War had its surgical and psychological aspects is not staggeringly original but it does mollify our easy outrage at such past ‘mistakes’. Our civilization has reaped great benefits from these strange pursuits along with others like it.

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We learn a truly magnificent and wrong formula for working out the moment at which cocktail parties become too loud. Major disappointment in aled upon openiqng the book! He is the creator of museumofhoaxes. Hence those horrible jokes and puns. If you wish to avoid the worst of these experiments, skip the very first section on bringing things back to life.

These books are typically fun to read but half a year later you don’t remember it anymore. Again, reading many of these experiments will should? Aug 05, Jenbebookish rated it liked it Shelves: In spite of some of the breezy ways in which Boese presents his subject, you will learn things about human nature here.

Dann ist es nur mehr krank und sinnlos. This negative is helped by the fact that the book is not linear in any elephaants it’s certainly possible for the reader to skip around and read different themes at different times, depending on their interest.


A complete edition of John James Audubon’s world famous The Birds of America, bound in linen and beautifully presented in a special slipcase. Right up my alley, this book filled with weird and sometimes highly unethical experiments in the science world shows readers how, without the weirdos and the trouble makers, science wouldn’t be anywhere near as far as it is.

The pictures range from innocent to wince-worthy, and all contribute to the overall interest of the topics they highlight. In the end it will be the very same element of curiosity that will keep you listening and reading to satisfy your own thirst for knowledge. THAT is the kind of wackiness I was looking for here, and that’s the kind of wackiness Boese seems to think he’s delivering.

Besides, I am so loving the cover and that odd title and thinks that it would look great in my living room library section. Ethics matter in most of these experiments because they are all either surgical or psychological in nature. It would have looked so much cleaner and more pleasing to the eye had the paper just been plain, tidy white rather than the annoyingly grey not quite white color that it was.

Wandering among Boese’s carnival of curiosities we learn, for example, the precise weight of a human soul and acquire a method for springing crystalline insects out of rocks. I read this book a couple of years ago, probably in when it wlex came out, and i still remember some of the cases even though i haven’t reread it.