Tag Archive: Fact or fiction?

Apr 12

Fact of The Day: The world’s most bizarre experiments Part 2 -The Electrification of Human Corpses

In 1780 the Italian anatomy professor Luigi Galvani discovered that a spark of electricity could cause the limbs of a dead frog to twitch. Soon men of science throughout Europe were repeating his experiment, but it didn’t take them long to bore of frogs and turn their attention to more interesting animals. What would happen, they wondered, if you electrified a human corpse?

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Apr 03

Fact Of The Day: Six Degrees of Separation: Fact or Fiction?

The idea that anyone on the planet is connected to any other person through a chain of acquaintances with no more than five links (six degrees) has been referred to as “six degrees of separation” as well as the “small world” phenomenon.

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