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(via NewScientist)   CIA experimented with eavesdropping spy cats   ( divider line
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2001-09-13 09:45:58 AM  
"In the first test of feline surveillance, the cat was run over by a taxi, according to Richelson."
2001-09-13 10:00:59 AM  
CIA Guy: "Wait I think I hear something".......Honk! Thump Thump.

2001-09-13 10:02:36 AM  
Tabby1? Tabby1? Come in Tabby1?

2001-09-13 10:06:53 AM  
Summer 2002...

New from Dimension Films...

Spy Cats!!

starring Mr. T and Scott Baio.
2001-09-13 10:07:17 AM  
I want one. Where can I buy one ?
or can I make my own ?
2001-09-13 10:07:48 AM  
I see a photoshopped Cliche Kitty in this somewhere...
2001-09-13 10:10:26 AM  
Damn, Mambo, you beat me to it.
Byort, you better stop that jibba-jabba, Mr.T can throw you Helluva Far...
(joking here)
2001-09-13 10:32:43 AM  
Cat Down! Cat Down!
2001-09-13 10:41:29 AM  
During WWII, the russians experimented with persuading dogs to carry anti-tank mines under tanks by feeding them under said tanks. Worked, except the dogs ONLY associated the underside of RUSSIAN tanks with food - **BAD IDEA**
This sounds a little similar to that.
I know my cats are too stubborn and bloody-minded to have anything to do with counter-terrorism/espionage, and would probably spend most of their time invading the neigbours' rubbish-bins (which they do at the moment, anyhow).
The best way to get a cat to obey you is to tell it to do something it's already doing!
2001-09-13 10:44:57 AM  
they tried to hire cats but it turns out they were all pu$$y's..

HAHAHA I kill me! Ha
2001-09-13 10:59:36 AM  
Hey, that shiat's old news: That CIA trained cats memo was on Smoking Gun about two years ago.

The pussy memo is online here.
2001-09-13 11:05:17 AM  
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Agent X
2001-09-13 11:08:25 AM  
So, does this mean that it was Blofeld's cat and not blofeld himself who was the mastermind behind S*P*E*C*T*R*E?

"Do you exshpect me to talk, Mr Fluffy"


2001-09-13 11:29:21 AM  
poor kitties......

who will feed them?
2001-09-13 11:36:39 AM  
The Russians also trained Dolphins (with explosives attached) to swim to ships / divers etc.
2001-09-13 11:38:43 AM  
I assume that the dolphins were too bright and merely buggered-off with the explosives.
Always useful when dealing with noisy shark neigbours.
2001-09-13 11:38:58 AM  
SatchmoR: Yeah, the Russions thought the dogs had associated with tanks in general - it later turned out they had associated with the smell of the tank's engine oil, which was different to the Germans...
-'Sign me up!'
- Going undercover
- The German Commander
2001-09-13 11:39:49 AM  
Arse. I'll do that properly:

[image from too old to be available]
-'Sign me up!'

[image from too old to be available]
- Going undercover

[image from too old to be available]
- The German Commander
2001-09-13 12:03:27 PM  
I always thought the remote controlled cockroach from the movie "The Fifth Element" was pretty cool.
Seems I remember something about that actually being possible.
But then I suppose the remote controlled cockroach would just be eaten by the spy cat. Oh well.
2001-09-13 12:24:07 PM  
Mr. Bigglesworth? Mr. Bigglesworth come in...
2001-09-13 12:36:08 PM  
They actually did build a "remote control" cockroach a few years back. Scientists clipped the wings from a cockroach, and attached electrodes to it's body. By firing the electrodes, they could get the roach to turn away from the direction of the jolt.
2001-09-13 12:46:11 PM  
So THAT'S what all those things are on the shelves at Toys R Us. I thought they were just cutesy robot toys.
2001-09-13 02:50:29 PM  
where was PETA when they were shocking cockroaches with electrodes? hahaha
2001-09-13 02:59:09 PM  
Bmartin: I'm enjoying the mental image of them doing a similar thing to Osama Ben Dover.
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