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Roopkund
2021-01-15

An diesem See sind auf mysteriöse Weise ca 300 Menschen verstorben

Roopkund (locally known as Mystery Lake or Skeletons Lake) is a high altitude glacial lake in the Uttarakhand state of India. It lies in the lap of Trishul massif. Located in the Himalayas, the area around the lake is uninhabited and is roughly at an altitude of 16,470 feet (5,020 m), surrounded by rock-strewn glaciers and snow-clad mountains. Roopkund is a popular trekking destination.With a depth of about 3 metres, Roopkund is widely known for the hundreds of ancient human skeletons found at the edge of the lake. The human skeletal remains are visible at its bottom when the snow melts. Research generally points to a semi-legendary event where a group of people was killed in a sudden, violent hailstorm in the 9th century. Because of the human remains, the lake has been called Skeleton Lake in recent times.

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Little Albert Experiment
2021-01-13

Kinder in Studien 1920.

Das Little-Albert-Experiment ist ein psychologisches Experiment. Es soll die Möglichkeit der klassischen Konditionierung von Menschen belegen, speziell die Erlernbarkeit und Generalisierbarkeit von Angstreaktionen. Es wurde 1920 an der Johns-Hopkins-Universität (Baltimore, USA) von John B. Watson und seiner Assistentin Rosalie Rayner durchgeführt. Ihr Ausgangspunkt war die empiristische Annahme, dass die Anzahl der Reize, die eine emotionale Reaktion auslösen, auf einfache Weise vermehrt werden kann.

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Thomas Midgley
2021-01-11

Der Mensch der wahrscheinlich am meisten schlechtes für die Umwelt getan hat. Und dann auch noch in seiner eigenen Konstruktion verstarb.

Thomas Midgley, Jr. (* 18. Mai 1889 in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania; † 2. November 1944 in Worthington, Ohio) war ein US-amerikanischer Maschinenbauingenieur, der als Chemiker tätig war. Er entwickelte sowohl das Benzinadditiv Tetraethylblei als auch die Fluorchlorkohlenwasserstoffe (FCKW). Zu der Zeit seiner Entdeckungen wurden seine Verdienste gepriesen; heute wird sein Vermächtnis wesentlich differenzierter gesehen. Der Historiker John Robert McNeill bemerkte, dass Midgley „mehr Auswirkung auf die Atmosphäre hatte als jeder andere Organismus in der Erdgeschichte.“

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Jakob Maria Mierscheid
2021-01-09

Imaginäres Mitglied des Bundestags, ausgedacht von der SPD.

Jakob Maria Mierscheid MdB has been a fictitious politician in the German Bundestag since 11 December 1979. He was the alleged deputy chairman of the Mittelstandsausschuss (Committee for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses) of the Bundestag in 1981 and 1982. According to his official biography, he was born in Morbach/Hunsrück, a very rural constituency in Rhineland-Palatinate. He is Catholic and a member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany. Jakob Mierscheid was “born” on 11 December 1979 on the back of a menu in the restaurant of the Bundestag, when two members of parliament from the SPD, Peter Würtz and Karl Haehser, decided that their recently deceased colleague Carlo Schmid needed a worthy successor. He is now a widely known curiosity within the Bundestag and uses Twitter as means of communication.In 1983 the party magazine Vorwärts published an article purportedly written by Mierscheid claiming the discovery of a “law”, the Mierscheid Law, that indicated a strong correlation between the election results of the SPD in national elections and West German steel production. The Bundestag official web site carries an ostensibly serious ‘biography’ and a photograph purporting to depict Mierscheid. In previous versions of the photograph his fashion sense seemed very antiquated and his eyeglasses were added later. The current (2010) image shows a balding man sitting in a chair, facing away from the camera, in the middle of the empty Hall of Representatives. The German language version of the site lists 615 current names although the actual membership of the Bundestag is only 614, while the English and French language versions only list the actual membership of the Bundestag. Mierscheid has his own stationery and e-mail address and issues press releases now and then. The picture of Mierscheid at the Bundestag is based on the RTL Samstag Nacht character Karl Ranseier.The hoax is paralleled in Germany in a number of other areas, for example Friedrich Gottlob Nagelmann is a known (fictional) lawyer and Edmund Friedemann Dräcker is a known (fictional) diplomat. Mierscheid, Nagelmann, and Dräcker each have a long list of publications which have sometimes really been published in otherwise reputable media (science journals, parliament press).

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