The Man Who Survived Being Shot Through the Head By the World’s Strongest Laser

Anatoli Bugorski is a Russian scientist who defied all laws of physics and he is miraculously still alive today.

The Grim Reality

Scientists that work with particle accelerators are at constant risk of being exposed to massive amounts of radiation. Fortunately, laboratories that have this type of equipment are put under strict guidelines to ensure the safety of their scientists, but when the perfect storm of mechanical failures occurs, there is no telling what could happen.


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The More You Know

  • The majority of polar bears live in Canada—not in the Arctic.
  • In 1945, Dwight D. Eisenhower predicted that people would try to dispel the holocaust as a falsehood, and ordered all possible photographs taken of the Nazi crimes to hinder any such attempts.
  • The designer of the current United States flag was 17 at the time, and created it for a high school project. He received a B-.
  • The first roller coaster was invented to stop sinful behavior.
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