The Russian Sleep Experiment is one of the most shocking and impactful urban legends of the Internet Age, but how familiar are you with the Cold War saga? And, more importantly, is any of it true? Our friends at The Infographics Show just released a thorough exploration of the Russian Sleep Experiment that tells all!
The Russian Sleep Experiment is one of the most famous and horrific experiments gone wrong, but some people claim the experiment never happened! Today we’re going to find out. In the 40’s Russian scientists are said to have made a stimulant that could keep someone awake for days. This would be useful for soldier in war, so the tests began. They pumped the stimulant gas into a room of volunteers for the experiment, and yes they did stay awake, but what happened next is the most insane and shocking thing the scientists have ever witnessed.
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