50th Annual FDNY vs. NYPD Hockey Heroes Game from UBS Arena - TODAY at 4:15pm ETWATCH HERE

That time a mad Russian was trying to impregante women with monkey babies.

Ever hear of Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov, aka "The Red Frankenstein"?

Ivanov was an early practitioner of artificial insemination.  This was happening around 1900, so the field of genetics was very much in its infancy, and the “science” of artificial insemination at that time was essentially just injecting different animals with different sperms and praying for the best.

Giphy Images.

As a result of all this random sperm shooting, Ivanov produced Zeedonks (zebra donkeys), Zubrons (bison and cow), an antelope-cow that I just named Milkelope, a mouse-rat I'll call a Rouse, a mouse-guinea pig that should've been immediately named Mini-Pig, and a guinea pig-rabbit I will simply call "Tony". 

Giphy Images.

It seems silly now, but Stalin was in awe of this science/sorcery and was sure it could be used to create ape/human hybrid super soldiers.

Shutterstock Images.

So Ilya got some government funding and went about trying to create humanzees in his lab using human hosts. At least five women eventually volunteered for the bizarre experiment… Which gives you a pretty good idea of how dire it must've been for single gals in early 20th century Russia.

Giphy Images.

("Pick me, comrade!")

And I would lie to tell you more, but I would rather you listen (or watch) this week's Twisted History of Mad Scientists.

On top of ape soldiers, I tell the story of an experiment that inadvertently created monkey prostitutes, and then we get much darker as I take you inside the labs of Shiro Ishi's Unit 731.

Give it a listen and take a report.


Twisted History's presenting sponsor is 3CHI, and if you go to 3chi.com to shop for all their Delta8 and new Delta9 products, use code STOOL5 at checkout for a discount and a free gift.