They say that truth is stranger than fiction, and this is even the case with some of fiction's strangest creations: mad scientists. Though many real life eccentric experimenters lack the charm of Doctors Strangelove and Frankenstein, many of them did crazier shit. From grafting animals together to experimenting with soul transplants, pseudo-scientific crazy has been seen across the globe and throughout history. No, they don’t have hunchbacked assistants, and no, most of them didn’t surround themselves with lethal babe assassins, but these guys were no doubt mad, even if the academic community would hesitate to grant them the label “scientist.” These are some of the craziest dudes ever to get behind a Bunsen burner; here are The Most Notorious Mad Scientists of All Time

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