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British military planned chicken-powered nukes | DVICE

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It's like Monty Python. But HORRIFYING because it was real. (I'm officially waving our American flag around.)

Americans would never come up with this kind of solution:

According to declassified plans, the casing of the Blue Peacock nukes would be filled ("filled") with live chickens, along with enough food and water to keep them alive, if not exactly happy, for as long as possible. Eventually, the chickens would starve, suffocate, or become the first casualties of WWIII, but in the meantime they'd generate enough body heat to keep all of the electronics inside the bomb toasty warm. Genius.

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