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History's Strangest Science Experiments

Guests discuss some of science's most unusual research and what it's like to be a human "lab rat." We'll hear from one woman who was blindfolded for five days in the name of science, and another participant who spent 84 days lying in bed.


Alex Boese, author of Elephants on Acid: And Other Bizarre Science Experiments; runs the hoax and urban legend Web site The Museum of Hoaxes

Alison Motluk, freelance science writer and correspondent for the New Scientist

Erin Peterson, participant in the 2006 NASA Bedrest Study; secretary at Camping and Recreation Services, Cleveland Site Center

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