Electrified Sheep: Glass-eating Scientists, Nuking the Moon, and More Bizarre Experiments

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Benjamin Franklin was a pioneering scientist, leader of the Enlightenment, and a founding father of the United States. But perhaps less well known is that he was also the first person to use mouth-to-mouth resuscitation on an electric-shock victim. Odder still, it was actually mouth-to-beak resuscitation on a hen that he himself had shocked.

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Welcome to some of the weirdest and most wonderful experiments ever conducted in the name of science. Filled with stories of science gone strange, Electrified Sheep is packed with eccentric characters, irrational obsessions, and extreme experiments. Watch as scientists attempt to nuke the moon, wince at the doctor who performs a self-appendectomy, and catch the faint whiff of singed wool from an electrified sheep.

"Perfect summertime reading—preferably with a friend nearby who can be constantly interrupted with unsettling facts." —Daily Mail

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Author Alex Boese
Publisher Thomas Dunne Books
Page Count 352pp
Publication Size 5.75 x 8.5 x 1.25
Publication Notes hardcover
Publication Date June 5, 2012
ISBN 978-1250007537

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