Indecent Digit: Operation "Acoustic Kitty"

Friday, January 06, 2006

Operation "Acoustic Kitty"

I was listening to Fresh Air on NPR for the first time in a while last night, and was introduced to "Operation Acoustic Kitty", which has got to be one of the coolest potential band-names that I've ever heard.

Here's the gist of it:

"In a project known as “Acoustic Kitty” the Directorate of Science and Technology sought to train a surgically altered cat, wired with transmitting and control devices, to become a mobile, eavesdropping platform. In its first test, the cat was run over by a taxi."

The project was uncovered by the fine folks at The National Security Archive, so no, I'm not making this up...


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