Thursday, January 22, 2009

Gain weight, get out of prison in 1967

While reading an article about the science of weight gain, I ran into this past study,

"In 1967, a medical researcher, Ethan Sims, carried out an experiment at Vermont state prison in the US. He recruited inmates to eat as much as they could to gain 25% of their body weight, in return for early release from prison."

The things we do continue to amaze me- "I don't care who you killed. Try to gain a bunch of weight and we'll let you out of prison early in the name of science?"


Ashly Stewart said...


Anonymous said...

I think past governments might have done that with alcohol. I read a study that said a certain government lowered the price of vodka...soon people were drinking more than usually which allow the government to manipulate and have more control over the people's decisions.