Bomb information ban

L. Todd Masco cactus at
Tue Oct 4 12:22:56 PDT 1994

In article <Pine.3.89.9410032327.A10386-0100000 at>,
cjl <cjl at> wrote:
>> All.  What part of Engineering doesn't have some impact or use in
>> bombmaking/usage?
>Genetic Engineering, of course, my silico-centric friend :-)

Actually, (a bird psych friend tells me) there was a variety of smart-
bomb developed in WWII that used a pigeon as its brain.  The pigeon would
be trained to peck at a building on a map, and then in the falling bomb
it would guide the bomb by pecking at a clear panel.

I don't think they were actually used, though.
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