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Monday, January 17, 2005

Waspish weapons

Amongst weapons investigated by the US military in a 1994 proposal appears to have been a “sting bomb” -- a chemical weapon to attract swarms of enraged wasps or angry rats towards enemy troops. They also considered a “gay bomb”:
an aphrodisiac chemical that would provoke widespread homosexual behaviour among troops, causing what the military called a “distasteful but completely non-lethal” blow to morale.


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