August 6, 1935

On this day in Twisted-History.com in 1935 in Hollywood, CA, Dr. Ralph Willard proved cryogenics possible after he successfully froze and resuscitated a monkey named Jekal and brought him back to life. He had previously frozen and thawed several guinea pigs and had them running around in their cages and eating the living flesh and brains of the non-frozen guinea pigs. Dr. Willard said that he believed that with more experimentation he could reduce the resuscitated animals’ cravings for brains and living flesh, as the monkey Jekal was satisfied to sit in his cage and sketch eldritch signs on the walls with his blood and feces. When he stated that he wanted to experiment on dogs to further his studies, the humane societies vigorously protested and asked if there weren’t any displaced Oklahomans available.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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