The real experiments that inspired Frankenstein


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  • Vox
    Vox   8 months back

    If you want to learn more about this story, definitely check out Sharon Ruston’s online article, “The Science of Life and Death in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein,” and Kathryn Harkup’s book, “Making the Monster.” Their amazing research helped inform a lot of this piece, and I am very grateful that they also took the time to Skype with me about this story. Stay spooky. -Coleman

    • Diana Dorsey
      Diana Dorsey  6 months back

      And there's the Frankenstein cheonicles on netflix! Awesome show about this, Mary Shelley is even a character in it.

  • Kuango Seilah
    Kuango Seilah  8 hours back

    "Back looking to future looking to seeing current we're the history club". Actually "back-looking and looking back" sounds like a person's name. Could be another title or nickname for a historian. I did also think breed off sounds like a last name because it made me laugh every time I heard someone say "f. off", humm "breedoff sounds like a name ok that's a different topic.🤗

    • Glenn Perico
      Glenn Perico  22 hours back

      Welcome to History club: There stories are yours...

      • Los Vegan
        Los Vegan  1 days back

        Does Vox have a podcast because I would listen to it instead of watching

        • Jasanya Jones
          Jasanya Jones  2 days back

          Go back further to the Yakub experiment which happened more than 6000 years ago. That is the origin of Frankinstein and any other movie related to the aforementioned

          • Snowkyle YT
            Snowkyle YT  2 days back

            Galvanism on modern day might be the cause to a zombie apocalypse

            • wander*wish
              wander*wish  1 weeks back

              When they cut to the highlighted article there is a sentence about a Dr. Pass reportedly dying from fright soon after the experiment 😬

              • Snurge
                Snurge  1 weeks back

                Frankenstein was a sci-fi.
                Change my mind

                • vaniteen
                  vaniteen  2 weeks back

                  im scared 😗

                  • Andrew Klebahn
                    Andrew Klebahn  2 weeks back

                    I suggestion for a catch phrase, a quote from Night At The Museum. "Where history comes to life..."

                    • Mr.mcmiddle Finger
                      Mr.mcmiddle Finger  2 weeks back

                      History Club: Repeating history, so you don't.

                      • darius foster
                        darius foster  2 weeks back

                        History club. .not the story that Lived ..but the Story Told..

                        • Manny
                          Manny  2 weeks back

                          These dudes are annoying.

                          • Oleksiy Alkhazov
                            Oleksiy Alkhazov  2 weeks back

                            Catchphrase: "user generated catchphrase here"

                            • Anonymous Racoon
                              Anonymous Racoon  2 weeks back

                              We got an idea:
                              Do a comparision between the idea behind contemporary stories behind A.I development going wrong (The Matrix, Terminator, the Borg, etc....)and the similiar echoes with medical science going wrong in earlier decades.(Frankenstien, The Fly, Eugenics Wars from the Star Trek universe)

                              • Anonymous Racoon
                                Anonymous Racoon  2 weeks back

                                yes, Shut up about timelines of movies given as examples,
                                ya knew want we meant....


                            • ace24680
                              ace24680  2 weeks back

                              aint gonna lie but 4:43 made sense to me better than waking up buried alive :(

                              • M OS
                                M OS  2 weeks back

                                I think YouTube is watching me, I was reading Frankenstein, and immediately this video recommended to me...

                                • mccalebtv
                                  mccalebtv  2 weeks back

                                  What is the name of the book at 7:23?

                                  • Electric Animations
                                    Electric Animations  3 weeks back

                                    It's not hanged its hung "He was hanged" "He was hung"

                                    • Emmanuel Eytan
                                      Emmanuel Eytan  3 weeks back

                                      How Frankenstein made his creature was described in one version of the novel but not in the other. (I don't remember if it was cut or added for the second edition.) In the shorter version, not even electricity was mentioned, just that he had made a creature and run away, leaving the creature alone and afraid. The narration is doubly indirect. It is a letter written by someone who repeats Frankenstein's account of the actual events before he kills himself. Both narrators have a good reason to embellish. Neither one is reliable. And the result is a description of the creature as a monster too horrible for words, an abomination that must be destroyed. But, like in most of the adaptations, the creature just wants to learn and know what its purpose is in the world. He learns to read and finds books in the Swiss countryside where he befriends a blind woman. (She likes him because she can't see him.) At every level Shelley seems to have a very low opinion of both her narrators and feel much more caring about the creature. Which leads to the next question: what if galvanism did work? Would we treat its subjects responsibly? Her answer seemed to be a clear "no". This is not so different from stories about mistreated robots or artificial intelligences.

                                      • Summer Salt
                                        Summer Salt  3 weeks back

                                        More Coleman Lowndes please!

                                        • G G
                                          G G  3 weeks back

                                          His reaction to the idea that animal life is dependent on electricity is funny to me, because that's actually literally true. The reason an ECG can monitor your heart rate is because it's recording the activity of the Sodium Potassium Pump, which works through conducting electricity.

                                          • Moin Kallo
                                            Moin Kallo  3 weeks back

                                            5 catchfrases:
                                            1.Welcome to the past in the future
                                            2. History be told
                                            3. Welcome to untold history
                                            4. History remasterd
                                            5. Where History and science walk in hands together

                                            • Augh Bable
                                              Augh Bable  4 weeks back

                                              Craziness but appealing !

                                              • Akhay Ath
                                                Akhay Ath  4 weeks back

                                                Wow. That was unsettling.

                                                • Don Sonny
                                                  Don Sonny  4 weeks back

                                                  Silly scientists back then and silly scientists now , after the spirit departs its impossible to reanimate the body , the spirit or soul is the internal power source that can not be replicated unless you are the Creator yourself

                                                  • Corey Hanson
                                                    Corey Hanson  4 weeks back


                                                    • ShackledAndFree
                                                      ShackledAndFree  4 weeks back


                                                      • Iain MacKenzie
                                                        Iain MacKenzie  1 months back

                                                        Get taught.

                                                        • Hanha The Great
                                                          Hanha The Great  1 months back

                                                          heck yea jump starting dead bodies

                                                          • Yağız Ölmez
                                                            Yağız Ölmez  1 months back

                                                            Frankenstein was not "a silly monster tale". The modern culture and movies made it seem that way. The book is actually very deep and has hidden thoughts about slavery, women rights and inclusion. The monster in the book is a very clever and emotional being unlike the one in the movies. Please read the book next time before making a video about a book.

                                                            • Mikey Silva
                                                              Mikey Silva  1 months back

                                                              so what happened to the experiments? did they just stop?

                                                              • Waterlec
                                                                Waterlec  1 months back

                                                                Apparently, because here we are today, *_still_* not being able to achieve bringing dead people back from their graves.

                                                            • Kaleah Collins
                                                              Kaleah Collins  1 months back

                                                              That book was apart of the book of the dead in beetlejuice

                                                              • bpark222
                                                                bpark222  1 months back

                                                                I really love these delves into art, science, literature you guys do, it I’d very entertaining. As far as Frankenstein, the novel is less about reanimating and more about creation of life and mortality, immortality, and how far humans could/ should intervene. Frankenstein’s monster is not a galvanized set of body parts but rather a recreation of frankensteins self using the elements that make up human life brought together in an amniotic fluid and reproduced using electric currents to infuse life into said reproduction. It’s not that some of the scientific advancements and procedures are not part of her book, but the reanimating of the dead is more connected to the film, and rightly so because that brought more of the horror element of the story to do so.

                                                                • BruhSoundFX
                                                                  BruhSoundFX  1 months back

                                                                  they shouldve used discord to make these types of videos.

                                                                  • Gary Waldrep
                                                                    Gary Waldrep  1 months back

                                                                    There is no mention of electricity in mws Frankenstein.

                                                                    • Finn The Human
                                                                      Finn The Human  2 months back

                                                                      ATP. Adenine tri phosphate is known as our short term energy source used for powering motion in our muscles. A release of energy occurs by removing a phosphate and making it ADP. Which can account for the electricity causing the eye to open and the frog legs to dance.

                                                                      • A fish named Stefan
                                                                        A fish named Stefan  2 months back

                                                                        1800: in the future we can revive people
                                                                        2019: ok boomer, if you say so

                                                                        • julianto triwijaya
                                                                          julianto triwijaya  2 months back

                                                                          Fankestein....the Black Mirror of the 1800 XD lol

                                                                          • SF Diamond Gamer
                                                                            SF Diamond Gamer  2 months back

                                                                            Imagine writing book that almost everyone 200 years later will be familiar with.

                                                                            • Trigger Random
                                                                              Trigger Random  2 months back

                                                                              "Welcome to History Club. Where we dissect History itself"

                                                                              • The green tea Dragon
                                                                                The green tea Dragon  2 months back

                                                                                Welcome to history club not your mothers history, but your grandmas

                                                                                • joyce Del Rosario
                                                                                  joyce Del Rosario  2 months back

                                                                                  3:39 pretty obvious name for an association for saving people who died from drowning hahaha

                                                                                  • Diamond Jim Murphy
                                                                                    Diamond Jim Murphy  2 months back

                                                                                    "You think cavemen and dinosaurs lived together? Well, YABBA DABBA DON'T! ...History Club."

                                                                                    • Barry Mabe
                                                                                      Barry Mabe  2 months back

                                                                                      How do you take a video about Frankenstein and make it lame....

                                                                                      • Ryan McFarlane
                                                                                        Ryan McFarlane  2 months back

                                                                                        History Club: Time will be the judge

                                                                                        • Eddie Morrone
                                                                                          Eddie Morrone  2 months back

                                                                                          Those are Alessandro Volta‘s pile batteries at 6:23.

                                                                                          • Jordan River
                                                                                            Jordan River  2 months back

                                                                                            Fantastic video!! I like videos with content on topics like this.
                                                                                            Thank you! 💙🌟😇🙋🏻‍♀️🍊⛈️🌩️💡