Fascinating experiments and studies

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The Great Starvation Experiment: Ancel Keys and the Men Who Starved for Science
1.  The Great Starvation Experiment: Ancel Keys and the Men Who Starved for Science by Todd Tucker
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Genie: A Scientific Tragedy
2.  Genie: A Scientific Tragedy by Russ Rymer
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  "True story of a girl kept in a quiet room until she was 13.  She became the prime suspect for studying the way humans acquire language skills."
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The Average American: The Extraordinary Search for the Nation's Most Ordinary Citizen
3.  The Average American: The Extraordinary Search for the Nation's Most Ordinary Citizen by Kevin O'Keefe
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  "One man searches for the most average American, using statistics from Gallup polls, the Census Bureau, etc."
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Flowers for Algernon
4.  Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
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  "Fictional account of a procedure to make a highly functioning retarded man into a genius."
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As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl
5.  As Nature Made Him: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Girl by John Colapinto
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  "When a circumcision goes awry on a twin baby boy, the parents are encouraged to raise him as a girl.  The twins are studied for years, even though the experiment was clearly a disaster."
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Firestarter
6.  Firestarter by Stephen King
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  "Fictional tale of a pair of college students who agree to participate in a medical study for extra money.  They fall in love and produce a child with special abilities."
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Children of the Flames: Dr. Josef Mengele and the Untold Story of the Twins of Auschwitz
7.  Children of the Flames: Dr. Josef Mengele and the Untold Story of the Twins of Auschwitz by Lucette Matalon Lagnado
The list author says:
  "This Nazi doctor pulled aside twins arriving at Auschwitz so he could perform experiments on them."
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Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping
8.  Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping by Judith Levine
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  "True story of a couple's decision to try to spend a year not buying anything that isn't strictly necessary.  They try to limit their groceries to non-processed foods, make gifts and refuse to socialize and attend business meetings at restaurants."
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The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World
9.  The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World by A. J. Jacobs
The list author says:
  "True story of a man reading his way through the entire Encyclopedia Britannica."
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The Normals: A Novel
10.  The Normals: A Novel by David Gilbert
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  "Fictional tale of a man who joins a drug study for money."
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Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
11.  Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
The list author says:
  "A woman tries to support herself by working minimum-wage jobs.  She finds the difference between wages and rents across the country to be fairly significant."
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Another Shot: How I Relived My Life in Less Than a Year
12.  Another Shot: How I Relived My Life in Less Than a Year by Joe Kita
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  "True story of a man trying to make up for his 20 biggest regrets in life."
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Join Me
13.  Join Me by Danny Wallace
The list author says:
  "If you saw an ad in the paper that said "Join Me", would you?  This man started a collective of 1,000 joinees in England."
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Self-Made Man: One Woman's Journey into Manhood and Back Again
14.  Self-Made Man: One Woman's Journey into Manhood and Back Again by Norah Vincent
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  "This woman impersonated a man for over a year and a half in some of the more private masculine areas of life - strip clubs, a bowling league, a monastery, etc."
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The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible
15.  The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible by A. J. Jacobs
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Acres of Skin: Human Experiments at Holmesburg Prison
16.  Acres of Skin: Human Experiments at Holmesburg Prison by Allen M. Hornblum
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  "Unethical medical and cosmetic testing on prisoners."
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Hunger: An Unnatural History
17.  Hunger: An Unnatural History by Sharman Apt Russell
The list author says:
  "Many studies done on the process of starvation and re-feeding."
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The Human Experiment: Two Years and Twenty Minutes Inside Biosphere 2
18.  The Human Experiment: Two Years and Twenty Minutes Inside Biosphere 2 by Jane Poynter
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My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student
19.  My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student by Rebekah Nathan
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Entwined Lives: Twins and What They Tell Us About Human Behavior
20.  Entwined Lives: Twins and What They Tell Us About Human Behavior by Nancy L. Segal
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Scratch Beginnings: Me, $25, and the Search for the American Dream
21.  Scratch Beginnings: Me, $25, and the Search for the American Dream by Adam Shepard
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Lab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government's Secret Germ Laboratory
22.  Lab 257: The Disturbing Story of the Government's Secret Germ Laboratory by Michael C. Carroll
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Black Like Me
23.  Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
The list author says:
  "A white man goes undercover as a black man in the Deep South."
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The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment
24.  The Guinea Pig Diaries: My Life as an Experiment by A. J. Jacobs
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Mockingbird Don't Sing
25.  Mockingbird Don't Sing DVD ~ Melissa Errico
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  "The movie version of the book "Genie"."
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Lorenzo's Oil
26.  Lorenzo's Oil DVD ~ Nick Nolte
The list author says:
  "Based on a true story of a boy who suffered from a rare disease - his parents tried to find the cure by themselves, using him as a guinea pig of sorts."
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Jacob's Ladder
27.  Jacob's Ladder DVD ~ Tim Robbins
The list author says:
  "Based on the rumors that the US Army exposed their soldiers to an experimental drug called BZ.  The drug in this movie is called "The Ladder" and causes a group of soldiers to become aggressively violent."
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The Up Series (Seven Up / 7 Plus Seven / 21 Up / 28 Up / 35 Up / 42 Up)
28.  The Up Series (Seven Up / 7 Plus Seven / 21 Up / 28 Up / 35 Up / 42 Up) DVD ~ Douglas Keay
The list author says:
  "Fascinating true study done on seven 7-year olds in London.  The makers of this series re-visit the children every 7 years to track their lives and see how much they've changed.  Still in process..."
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Gorillas in the Mist
29.  Gorillas in the Mist DVD ~ Sigourney Weaver
The list author says:
  "Study gorillas by living with them in the jungle."
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American Experience - Test Tube Babies
30.  American Experience - Test Tube Babies DVD ~ Blair Brown
The list author says:
  "True story of the attempts to create human life in a petri dish.  VERY controversial at the time!"
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The 1900 House
31.  The 1900 House DVD ~ Artist Not Provided
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  "A family agrees to spend months living as a Victorian family in a Victorian home."
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NOVA: The Family That Walks on All Fours
32.  NOVA: The Family That Walks on All Fours DVD ~ Nova
The list author says:
  "Very interesting study of this family that sparked the debate over whether they were actually a throwback to primates.  Includes info on gene studies."
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Never Cry Wolf
33.  Never Cry Wolf DVD ~ Charles Martin Smith
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  "Based on a true story, this is the story of a scientist who is dispatched to the tundra to study the extinction of caribou.  Wolves are the suspected culprits so he needs to study them."
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Flight From Death - The Quest for Immortality
34.  Flight From Death - The Quest for Immortality DVD ~ Gabriel Byrne
The list author says:
  "A documentary which investigates the theory that all humans are afraid of death.  Includes experiments done in a study on the mindset of terror - people will react aggressively when overtly or subconsciously reminded of the idea of death."
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Super Size Me [DVD]
35.  Super Size Me [DVD] DVD ~ John Banzhaf
The list author says:
  "What would happen if you ate nothing but fast food for a month?"
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Nature: Koko - A Conversation With Koko
36.  Nature: Koko - A Conversation With Koko DVD ~ Martin Sheen
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  "Communicating with another species."
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American Experience: The Lobotomist
37.  American Experience: The Lobotomist DVD ~ Narrated by Campbell Scott
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The American Experience: The Boy in the Bubble
38.  The American Experience: The Boy in the Bubble DVD ~ Barak Goodman
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  "Treated like a human guinea pig by the doctors who were supposed to help him."
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American Experience: Kinsey
39.  American Experience: Kinsey DVD ~ Campbell Scott
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  "The first to bring his studies of human sexuality out into the light of day in puritanical America."
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Declassified: Human Experimentation
40.  Declassified: Human Experimentation DVD ~ Declassified-Human Experimentation
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  "Did the US government really authorize these experiments without the individuals' permission, and then try to cover it up?"
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