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"You're a mad scientist, what scientific experiment would you run if money and ethics weren't an issue?" –– This was today's burning question from Redditor Juco6954-, who showed us that there are truly some mad scientists among us!


"I'd restart..."

I'd restart Project Orion because spaceships propelled by nuclear explosions are awesome.

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"If you're a mad scientist..."

Transferring minds to new bodies, with a goal of eventually ditching my old body before it dies of something or other.

If you're a mad scientist with infinite resources and your first goal isn't personal immortality, you're bringing shame to the name of mad scientists everywhere.

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"I would..."

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I would want to see how a real life Hunger Games scenario and government like in the books works in real life.

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"Kill all the power..."

Kill all the power to a major city like New York for an extended period of time to see how tribes form.

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"Observe and learn..."

Raise a group of children from birth onwards and raise them without talking to them or have them hear any human language.

Observe and learn how and if they will develop a form of verbal communication.

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"If I taught a monkey..."

If I taught a monkey how to operate and maintain a gun, then dropped him in a habitat of other monkeys and hidden gun caches, will he teach them how to use guns as well?

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"Try and find a way..."

Try and find a way to make clean energy from giving people an endless supply of cocaine and putting them in a hamster wheel.

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"Pay people..."

Pay people for a sleep study promising to help with their insomnia.

Lock them in a padded room and test how many times a person can listen to Baby Shark before they lose their minds.

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"How many people..."

How many people can you peer pressure into joining a cult, and if this peer pressure cult could run on its own. Also, how would they go about sacrificing the weakest member.

DidlyFrick

"A metric ton..."

A metric ton of cancer research,

Anything and everything. Worked on rats? Straight to humans.

If it cures cancer in the end, f--- the lives lost. It's saving more.

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Some years ago, I had to advise a college friend to stop chasing the girl he was interested in at the time. She'd already turned him down. Explicitly. At least two or three times.

He wouldn't take no for an answer and didn't see anything wrong with his behavior.

Perhaps he'd seen too many movies where the guy eventually breaks through the girl's defenses and essentially coerces her into going out with him?

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Parents make mistakes. We want to believe that parents are doing there very best to raise their kids, but sometimes they do more harm than good.

Research into childhood trauma didn't actually begin until the 1970s, so we don't have as much knowledge about our mental health as adults as we might like.

However, a study that followed 1,420 from 1992 to 2015 found conclusive results about childhood trauma:

"'It is a myth to believe that childhood trauma is a rare experience that only affects few,' the researchers say."
"Rather, their population sample suggests, 'it is a normative experience—it affects the majority of children at some point.'"
"A surprising 60 percent of those in the study were exposed to at least one trauma by age 16. Over 30 percent were exposed to multiple traumatic events."

Not all of the things our parents do that were not so helpful technically classify as trauma, but it definitely has an effect on us as we get older.

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Breaking up is something that never gets easier.

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On the outside, so many professions and careers look glamorous, financially enticing, and fun.

Often we sit back in our own lives and wallow in our dead-end jobs with that "wish I could do that for a living mentality!"

But if you look a little closer or, much like Dorothy Gale in OZ, just wait for a Toto to push the curtain back, you'll see that a lot more is going on behind the scenes.

And the shenanigans we don't see, make all that fun... evaporate.

So many careers and high power industries are built on a foundation of lies, backstabbing, and stress. And not in that fun "Dynasty" way.

That quiet, dead-end gig may not be so bad after all.

Redditor MethodicallyDeep wanted hear all the tea about certain careers, by asking:

What is a secret in your industry that should be talked about?
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