Friday, July 8, 2016

Anti-Submarine Seagulls in World War I

From the March 8, 2014, Listverse "10 Totally Bizarre Plans to Win Wars" by Marc V.


During World War I, the British researched ways to battle the growing U-boat menace.

One plan was to send people out in rafts to smash periscopes with a hammer.  Another suggested training seagulls to sit on periscopes and defecate.

A man by the name of Thomas Mills designed and patented a diving submarine with food on the periscope to train gulls to approach it, perch, eat and hopefully leave a calling card to blind the German crew as to surface going-ons.

Oh Well.  Gulls Do That Anyway.  --Cootergull

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