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In World War II, the U.S. Army experimented with firebombs carried by live bats

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During World War II, the U.S. Army experimented with a bizarre plan: using live bats to firebomb Japanese cities. In this week’s episode of the Futility Closet podcast we’ll describe the crazy history of the bat bomb, the extraordinary brainchild of a Pennsylvania dentist.

We’ll also consider the malleable nature of mental illness and puzzle over an expensive quiz question.

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from Boing Boing https://boingboing.net/2018/02/14/in-world-war-ii-the-u-s-army.html

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