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IN History & Culture ON 16 Jan, 2016
The Bat Bomb - A highly unconventional weapon was readied the finishing touch by Pennsylvania dentist Dr. Lytle S. Adams. The bat bomb was ready for production at the beginning of the year 1942 i.e during the month of January.
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As all of you know, the country Japan is more prone to earthquakes and that is why the houses were made of paper, bamboo and other similarly flammable materials quite right before the Second World War. Secondly, bats appear in large numbers and have the ability to carry more than their body weight and also stay away from dark corners.
As Japanese homeland was suffering from a relatively low loss of life the plan was to be implemented. The bats would be dropped in Japan and take up shelter in the buildings. At night, their bombs would then set the country ablaze.The plan was crazy enough, right??
The project showed the proof of concept and the Army began capturing thousands of bats with nets. But researchers were puzzled how an operation like this could work.
The best way to accomplish was by placing the bats in ice cube trays and cooling them until they went into a hibernation mode decided by the researchers. Next, they decided that a cardboard container would open automatically to release them.
Marine Corps took control of the project in 1943, but at that point, about 30 demonstrations had been attempted and over $2 million was spent. But thereafter, it was shortly cancelled.
Sometimes the story remains too crazy to be true. It would have been effective as the A-bomb, without the massive loss.
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