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I also found an article on Bat Bombs:


Bat bombs


Toward the end of World War II, the Air Force was looking for a more effective way to attack Japanese cities when Dr. Lytle S. Adams, a dental surgeon, contacted the White House with an idea. Adams suggested strapping small incendiary devices to bats, loading them into cages shaped like bombshells and dropping them from a plane. Bats would then escape from the shells and find their way into factories and other buildings where they would rest until their miniature bombs exploded.


Source: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/photos/10-ways-animals-have-served-the-military/bat-bombs#ixzz37a07hcuS


 


 

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Wow, now I've seen it all. Here's an article on leg-cuffing sea lions!


Leg-cuffing sea lions Trained sea lions, part of the U.S. Navy’s Marine Mammal Program, locate and tag mines just like dolphins, but that’s not all these “Navy Seals” do — they also cuff underwater intruders. The sea lions carry a spring clamp in their mouths that can be attached to a swimmer or diver by simply pressing it against the person’s leg. In fact, the sea lions are so fast that the clamp is on before the swimmer is even aware of it. Once a person is clamped, sailors aboard ships can pull the swimmer out of the water by the rope attached to the clamp.


Read more: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/photos/10-ways-animals-have-served-the-military/leg-cuffing-sea-lions#ixzz37ZzSCKSE


 


 


 

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Here's an article on a cute little soldier bear:)


Soldier bear Voytek was just a baby brown bear when the Second Polish Transport Company found him wandering the hills of Iran in 1943. The soldiers took him in, feeding him condensed milk, and before long he became a part of the unit — even enjoying beers and cigarettes with his fellow soldiers.


Read more: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/photos/10-ways-animals-have-served-the-military/soldier-bear#ixzz37ZymhF5R


 


 

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Here's an article on: Insect cyborgs


Insect cyborgs might sound like something out of a science-fiction movie, but the U.S. Department of Defense is developing such creatures as part of its Hybrid Insect Initiative. Scientists implant electronic controls into insects’ bodies during the early stages of metamorphosis and allow tissue to grow around them. The insects can then be tracked, controlled and used to gather or transmit information. For example, a caterpillar could carry a microphone to record conversations or a gas sensor to detect a chemical attack.


Read more: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/photos/10-ways-animals-have-served-the-military/insect-cyborgs#ixzz37ZyEg9IC


 


 

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Here's an article about anit-tank dogs during ww2:


Anti-tank dogs Anti-tank dogs were used by the Soviet Union during World War II to fight German tanks. Dogs with explosives harnessed to their backs were trained to seek food under tanks — when the dog was underneath the vehicle a detonator would go off, triggering an explosion. While some Soviet sources claim that about 300 German tanks were damaged by the dogs, many say this is simply propaganda trying to justify the program.


Source: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/photos/10-ways-animals-have-served-the-military/anti-tank-dogs#ixzz37ZxQcY2O


 


 


 


 

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Here's a great article on : Terrorist-fighting gerbils


MI5, the United Kingdom's counter-intelligence and security agency, considered using a team of trained gerbils to detect terrorists flying into Britain during the 1970s. According to Sir Stephen Lander, the organization’s former director, the Israelis had put the idea into practice, placing gerbil cages at security checks at the Tel Aviv airport. A fan wafted the scent of suspects into the gerbils’ cage, and the gerbils were trained to press a lever if they detected high levels of adrenalin


Source: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/photos/10-ways-animals-have-served-the-military/terrorist-fighting-gerbils#ixzz37ZveIxSz


 

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Here's an article on : Bomb-sniffing bees


Honeybees are natural-born sniffers with antennae able to sense pollen in the wind and track it down to specific flowers, so bees are now being trained to recognize the scents of bomb ingredients. When the bees pick up a suspicious odor with their antennae, they flick their proboscises — a tubular feeding organ than extends from their mouths.


Source: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/photos/10-ways-animals-have-served-the-military/bomb-sniffing-bees#ixzz37ZvC1z9i


 

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Here's a great article on: Dolphin spies


Dolphins have been serving in the U.S. Navy for more than 40 years as part of the Navy’s Marine Mammal Program, and they were used during the Vietnam War and Operation Iraqi Freedom. These highly intelligent animals are trained to detect, locate and mark mines — not to mention suspicious swimmers and divers.


Read more: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/photos/10-ways-animals-have-served-the-military/dolphin-spies#ixzz37ZuWUmrY


 

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There are 2 kinds of people, in the world, those who use, too many, commas and those who don't use any no matter how long boring tedious complicated humdrum confusing or repetitious the sentence.

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Their r too kinds uv peeple in the wurld -thoze hoo kan spell and thoze whoo kantt.

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Nobody is gonna confess


Life is hard here on the rez


Broken treaties and hearts gonna get you time


Run you down just past the county line

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Hold on tight better watch your back
Ravens cry while the shadows attack
Hear your heart pounding like a drum
No tellin' where it's comin' from


 

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I found these "teeny tiny adventure books" written in 1829 by Charlotte Bronte and her brother on Open Culture this morning! Aren't they cute? Check it out:


http://www.openculture.com/2014/07/13-year-old-charlotte-bronte-her-brother-wrote-teeny-tiny-adventure-books-measuring-1-x-2-inches.html


 

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