History: Nuclear Landmines Kept Warm by Chickens

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  1. Andy Wayne

    Andy Wayne Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 22, 2014
    Designed as a way of deterring and stopping a Soviet invasion of Germany in the aftermath of World War II, Project Blue Peacock involved seeding the North German Plain with nuclear landmines. But the mines had to be kept warm to prevent spontaneous detonation, and British engineers devised a bizarre way to do it: chickens.

    Chicken coops would be set up over the mines, and the body heat from the chickens would provide the needed warmth to prevent the mines from going off and turning half of Germany into a dead zone. But the scheme had a number of problems, the least of which is that the chickens wouldn't live long, and it was never implemented.
  2. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

    Mar 1, 2015
    That's really interesting! :eek:

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