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Elephants On Acid

And Other Bizarre Experiments

Alex Boese


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Alex Boese reveals to readers the results of scores of outrageous, amusing, and provocative experiments found in the files of modern science.

When Tusko the Elephant woke in his pen at the Lincoln Park Zoo on the morning of August 3, 1962, little did he know that he was about to become the test subject in an experiment to determine what happens to an elephant given a massive dose of LSD.

In Elephants on Acid, Boese details the results of this scientific trial, as well as answers to the questions: Why can't people tickle themselves? Would the average dog summon help in an emergency? Will babies instinctually pick a well-balanced diet? Is it possible to restore life to the dead?

Read on to find out...

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"As entertaining as it is well researched."—Entertainment Today

Mariner Books, 9780156031356, 304pp.

Publication Date: November 5, 2007

About the Author

Recognized as a hoaxpert by CNN and the New York Times, among others, ALEX BOESE holds a master's degree in the history of science from the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of The Museum of Hoaxes and the creator and curator of He lives in San Diego.