TIL that in the 1950s British developed a ten-kiloton nuclear land mine that used living chickens as a source of heat to keep their electronics working during winter.

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  1. That is actually, outlandish, wildly crazy, completely plausible, and interesting as fuck. Well done.

    I love the part in the article where buddy says the Civil service “doesn’t do jokes”. Lol of course not….

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