The Plot to Grow Hitler's Breasts

Not since we learned of the Nazis' failed attempts to create a canine überbreed capable of reading, writing and solving complex math equations has a tale of WWII crackpot science been so utterly delightful (if suspect): The Daily Mail has a story of a British plan to "lace Adolf Hitler's food with female sex hormones to curb his aggressive impulses" — thereby turning "Herr Hitler into Her Hitler," they write. (I applaud their restraint in not going for the easy "Mein Kramps" joke.)

The plan never hatched, but had it succeeded, there's no telling how it might have changed the course of history: Nazism could have easily evolved into an ideology deeply enamored with eroticized images of chiseled young men wearing tight, expertly tailored outfits. Oh. Never mind. [Daily Mail, photo via Getty]