The 6 Most Badass Stunts Ever Pulled in the Name of Science

Cracked has a rundown of 5 scientists who performed experiments on themselves and and one facility that will make you cringe. Usually I recommend an article based on the subject matter (which is fascinating here), but this one is also fun to read for the inspired hyperbole of the writing.
Here we look at seven self-endangering scientists who only wear lab coats because you can't get explosive-bear-proof tuxedos outside of MI6. Each one of these researchers has been voted "Most likely to inject themselves with the Omega Serum while shouting, 'Dammit, there's no time for testing!'"

It’s from Cracked, so heed a warning for language. Pictured is Albert Hoffman, the only featured scientist most people are familiar with. Link

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I don't know if this qualifies as "testing" on yourself, but Marie Curie certainly paid the price. Good Wikipedia article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Curie
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Among other things, Isaac Newton hypothesized that colour perception is caused by pressure on the eye. To test this, he once stuck a needle into his eye socket past the eyeball and poked around back there.
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Ah I was going to post about the guy who ingested the ulcer bacteria, but they had it covered!

Nice list! the last one about the catheter guy made me crack up.
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Cracked has a very real chance of becoming the funniest site on the internet, replacing current king theonion.com and fighting off newer challengers icanhascheezburger.com and 236.com. Cracked is worth a visit every single day.
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