October 30, 1993

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1993, America’s first veterinarian in space, Martin Fettman, performed the first dissection of an animal in space while aboard the space shuttle Columbia. The lab-rat, Caesar, was one of the 48 rodents that were brought along for the ride, and Dr. Fettman picked him out for the first dissection because of the rodent’s enlarged cerebellum and attempts at rudimentary speech. Fettman was quoted as saying, “We ain’t going to have none of this Reepicheep shit started on my space shuttle.”

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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