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1. In 1984, Australian scientist Barry Marshall drank a solution containing the bacteria Helicobacter Pylori to verify that it produced which unpleasant side effect?
2. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, the Americans were experimenting with new jet airplane designs. To figure out what large accelerations would do to a human, John Paul Stapp volunteered to be the human test subject on which crazy device?
3. In 1903, Pierre Curie (Mr. Marie Curie) demonstrated the effects of radium to an audience at the Royal Institution in London by doing what?
4. In 1943, Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann accidentally went on his first "trip" when he discovered which substance?
5. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, American medical student Stubbins Ffirth took the vomit (and other fluids) of sick patients, and ingested, inhaled, and injected it into his own body to prove which of the following diseases was not contagious?
6. In 1933, Canadian professor Allan Walker Blair was working in Alabama. He explicitly let himself be bitten by which venomous animal to verify/validate that it was indeed dangerous to humans?
7. In the late 1800s, Giovanni Battista Grassi of Sicily discovered eggs in a corpse he was autopsying. After spending a year verifying he was not already infected, Grassi ingested the eggs, which successfully hatched into what?
8. In the 1970s, Indian research student Shashikant Phadnis misheard the instruction to "test" a compound, and instead "tasted" it. To the delight of diet-soda makers, what new artificial flavour agent had just been discovered?
9. British Scientist John Burdon Sanderson Haldane (JBS Haldane) was known for performing many experiments upon himself, and even wrote the essay "On Being One's Own Rabbit". What did Haldane do that led to him being permanently partially deaf?
10. Which scientist, well-known for his contributions to math and science, in his earlier years decided to stick a needle in his eye to observe visual distortions?
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