Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Author Boese (Hippo Eats Dwarf, The Museum of Elephants on Acid – Kindle edition by Alex Boese. Download it . Alex Boese’s collection of bizarre scientific anecdotes illuminates matter – by Boese’s own estimation, Elephants on Acid is a book you dip. Elephants on Acid by Alex Boese, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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It’s laid out in a sensible fashion: It was very hard for me to read this chapter elephatns look at its pictures, even though I was already familiar with most of the experiments. Another chance pick up pn Fopp: His facetious mask cannot hide for long the underlying seriousness of such striking material. There’s even an entire chapter, ‘Toilet Reading’, dedicated to this very idea.

I’m so pissed off at myself that I even tried to read this book not once but three times. It delivered what it promised: Each section receives no more than a few pages, so the information is never so in-depth as to risk getting boring.

Dann ist es nur mehr krank und sinnlos.

I found that many experiments, even if weird, were really interesting and offer very practical information about the rlephants mind and human Wonderful book, for many different reasons: But it is not ‘bizarre science’.

Aug 05, Jenbebookish rated it liked it Shelves: A complete edition of John James Audubon’s world famous The Birds of America, bound in linen and beautifully presented in a special slipcase. In Elephants on AcidBoese turns his attention to the weird and disturbing history of science. Will babies instinctually pick a well-balanced acis Oct 09, Bagtree rated it did not like it Shelves: A book worth reading in fits and starts really, I enjoyed this odd book.


Imagined wit interspaced with vague incomplete anecdotal accounts and abbreviated stories with varying degrees of inhumanity. Perhaps it’s the lame attempt at humour from the author that grated, or the slightly laborious writing style. Heck, I really want everyone to give this book at least a try.

At least for me. Moreover, who grants that Jan 21, Ryan O’Neill rated it really liked it.

Review: Elephants on Acid and Other Bizarre Experiments by Alex Boese

Although there are many well known studies in this book, that might not be new or surprising to the scientifically aware, the author does an excellent job giving a complete picture surrounding a given experiment. The order in which themes are covered is logical and straightforward, with the notable exception of the first: When reading Elephants on Acid, through all of the many diverse experiments, there was one common motif: There were about 10 or so sections each with about 10 or so experiments a section, each about pages long explaining the origins and details of the experiment.

But I guess that was not the purpose Mr.

I know that the introduction provided his stance that he included experiments that were either very funny or disgusting, or weird, but I started to read this with the chapter on relationships, which was setting a good tone to the book and nicely amusing, but after turned to other chapters I had to put it to paper recycling. Everyone knows the don’t judge a book by its cover rule, and I’ve read enough books to know the elepnants behind the golden book rule but that doesn’t mean that I totally exclude all the aesthetic value of a book!


Each experiment was assigned to a specific section Most disturbing of all, however are those celebrated and familiar behavioural experiments that, while harming no one, reveal human gullibility, spite, vanity and witlessness.

On top of this I can assure anyone who reads this book cover to cover, will find at least one story that is both new and will inspire great interest. This is a tale of irony and injustice, deftly told.

Look, scientists can be boesr weirdos.

He is the creator of museumofhoaxes. As a fan of outdated medical procedures -in the reading sense, not the supportive kind- who finds tales of the old practices hilarious in how ridiculous human stupidity was back then, I found this book to delive Best read in pieces and with a mind that either likes horror, grotesque things, or just detached entirely.

ELEPHANTS ON ACID by Alex Boese | Kirkus Reviews

Like they couldn’t even use white paper? Scientists are a strange group of people drinking vomit to prove fellow fever isn’t contagious?

A study that involves erotically propositioning young men on a wobbly bridge must ele;hants have fallen out of the bottom of an Atom Egoyan movie.