Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Rocket Cats Planned For Use As Weapons Of War 500 Years Ago

"I'm a rocket cat,  burning out his fuse up here alone!"

They are a unique weapon, designed to infiltrate a city under siege.
A University of Pennsylvania experts has revealed plans to turn pets into weapons.
Texts from the 16th Century reveal the unique project to put timed explosives onto pet birds and cats, dubbed 'rocket cats' due to their appearance.



The rocket cats and birds would be used in cities under siege.
Forces would wait for animals to emerge, capture them once they ventured outside the city.

Then, explosives and a fuse would be attached, and the animal left to return to its home - where it would explode.
Mitch Fraas of the University of Pennsylvania said he was first alerted to the cats by a friend.

'Someone sent me an email that linked to an Australian site with images from a manuscript we have in our archive,' he told MailOnline.

'He said said there was a cat-rocket thing in it.'

'They looked ridiculous, and it was the first time I'd seen them.
'I didn't think it was a rocket pack, but was intrigued - they look surreal.

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Here are some modern Rocket Cats,  weapons of meow destruction!:

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