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September 17, 2001 12:13 PM   Subscribe

An endangered bat returns to the Isle of Wright after disappearing for the century. And in other animal news, declassified CIA documents reveal that cats were used as experimental platforms for easdropping devices.
posted by KirkJobSluder (8 comments total)

reminds me of the coelacanth. thanks for the link
posted by mich9139 at 12:43 PM on September 17, 2001

I'm sorry your cat died, CIA.
posted by kindall at 1:06 PM on September 17, 2001

"Here kitty kitty kitty! Into the nice KGB Headquarters!"
posted by ilsa at 1:10 PM on September 17, 2001

there was a rhino born in the cincinnati zoo :)
posted by kliuless at 1:11 PM on September 17, 2001

Just another example of the intelligence community using pussy to get secret information... Sorry... Had to post it...
posted by nickonomicon at 1:12 PM on September 17, 2001

There is a new book out on the CIA's Directorate of Science and Technology which goes into more detail about "Accoustic Kitty". They actually cut open the cat and placed a receiver inside the cat. When they were going to let the cat out of the van it was already dead. I do not think that it was run over by a taxi.
posted by Stretch at 1:25 PM on September 17, 2001

In the biologically-inspired robotics department at Case Western Reserve University, where they're building autonomous robotic cockroaches, the department of defense has discussed the use of the cockroaches as intelligence-gathering devices.

Not as far-fetched an idea as one would think, apparently.
posted by SilentSalamander at 2:33 PM on September 17, 2001

the use of the cockroaches as intelligence-gathering devices

Well, hell, it worked in The Fifth Element.
posted by kindall at 8:49 PM on September 18, 2001

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