Experiment

FOOD

I Tried to Eat Thrown Out Food for a Week

Two new apps want to be UberEATS meets dumpster diving, so I tested them out.
Rebecca Tucker
11.29.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

How Two Trauma Surgeons Are Trying to Save More Shooting Victims

Two Temple University Hospital surgeons believe that more gunshot victims would survive if they're given a less invasive treatment in the ambulance and plan to test this hypothesis out on patients in Philadelphia.
VICE Staff
10.27.16
Stuff

I Acted Like an Asshole for a Week to See if it Would Make My Life Better

In some ways, it definitely did.
H. Alan Scott
7.13.16
tech

I Tried to Cut Down on My Drinking by Shocking Myself with an Electric Bracelet

In the end, I started taking sips of booze just for the pleasure of the shocks.
Justin Caffier
6.30.16
Stuff

Yes, What You Eat Does Change How Your Semen Tastes

Urban legend has it that foods like pineapple make your cum or vagina taste good, while stuff like stinky cheese makes your junk taste rank. To find out if there's any validity to this, we had a male-male and female-female couple try a sex experiment.
Zach Sokol
6.19.16
Stuff

My Week of Microdosing on Acid Was a Failed Test in Self Control

If I'd stuck to a regulation dosage I could have been productive and outstanding. But I have zero self discipline and I never stood a chance.
David Allegretti
6.18.16
Health

I Tried to Cure My Insomnia by Listening to My Own Voice in My Sleep

Every night, I listened to a recording of my own voice repeating: "I will sleep so deeply tonight; I will have a restful night and wake up feeling awake and alert."
Harriet Alida Lye
5.25.16
New Age Shit

I Said Mean Things to an Apple for Weeks to See if It Rotted Faster

We spent a month saying horrible and nice things to some apples to see if it would really make them decompose quicker.
Hannah Ewens
3.10.16
Stuff

Participant 96645: My Life As a Baltimore Lab Rat

Aside from infecting myself with a deadly disease, I was open to everything.
Gillian Walters
2.22.15
tech

Twitter Might Know When You’re Likely to Die, but Don't Expect It to Help You

Heart disease is the newest ailment your phone can theoretically warn you about. But all these future tech promises may not be as life-changing as we think.
Luke Buckmaster
2.2.15
Stuff

The World’s Largest Clairvoyance Experiment Has Begun

I met with Hunter Lee Soik, the 33-year-old behind Shadow—an app that lets you record your dreams upon waking and enter them into a massive database.
Roc Morin
12.26.14
WALL STREET

I Trained Rats to Trade, and Win, on Wall Street

I taught lab rats to trade in the foreign-exchange and commodity-futures markets. With the help of these rodents, I managed to outperform some of the world's leading human fund managers.
Michael Marcovici
12.5.14