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Last week we heard about a French game show in which contestants believed they were giving other contestants life-threatening electric shocks . The stunt was based on the Stanley Milgram experiment , a highly controversial test carried out on normal folk who agreed to take part in a bonkers psychological study back in the 1960s. Alas, that wasn't the only morally questionable experiment of yesteryear. It appears psychologists could get away with anything back in the '50s, '60s and '70s. So, we present a list of the most bizarre and ethically scant experiments ever conducted.