During World War II, Americans tried to train bats to drop bombs.


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Blogger Tish said...
They discussed this on QI (British panel quiz show). I believe, it wasn't that they were to drop bombs. They attached (inserted?) explosives on the bats, who, they hoped, would then fly up under the wings the enemy's planes to perch because the wings of the plans resembled eaves of houses, where bats like to live. And then, obviously, the explosives would be detonated. They also tried to train seagulls to poo on enemy's submarine parascopes to block their view, and trained dogs (with bombs attached) to run under enemy tanks because they were trained to think food was under there. That one backfired, though, because they would just run under their own tanks, because those are the tanks they used to train the dogs. :)
Ya, I'm full of fun facts thanks to my addiction to hilarious & informative QI. :)

Shea Posey said... 
Also, during WWII, the US tried to make a "Gay bomb" filled with a female hormone gas to drop over Hitler to make him more effeminate. There were a bunch of crazy things to come out of WWII. I'm a big history buff and love all this. Can't wait to see what else Korey has to offer up!