[Poll] Acoustic Kitty - 1960's CIA Project

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Acoustic Kitty -- Thoughts?

Definitely worth the investment.
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8%
You mean my I, my parents, or grandparents paid for this?
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They should have worked the kinks out before completely abandoning it.
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We shouldn't mess with nature. Obviously, it spited us.
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We should have diverted money from the Apollo programs of 60's to fund more Acoustic Kitties.
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8%
The project was probably never canceled. In fact, the PRISM program is actually a network of Acoustic Kitties.
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33%
I am against the use of any non-human animals for covert spying.
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I am against the use of any human animals for covert spying.
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17%
I had/have no ill-will towards those commie bastards.
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Oh, the 60's. What a time.
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33%
Other (Please Specify)
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Total votes : 12

[Poll] Acoustic Kitty - 1960's CIA Project

Postby AndyDufresne on Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:41 am

Wikipedia

Acoustic Kitty was a CIA project launched by the Directorate of Science & Technology in the 1960s attempting to use cats in spy missions, intended to spy on the Kremlin and Soviet embassies, recording the links between the buildings in the area. A battery and a microphone were implanted into a cat and an antenna into its tail. This would allow the cats to innocuously record and transmit sound from its surroundings. Due to problems with distraction, the cat's sense of hunger had to be addressed in another operation. Surgical and training expenses are thought to have amounted to over $20 million.

The first Acoustic Kitty mission was to eavesdrop on two men in a park outside the Soviet compound on Wisconsin Avenue in Washington, D.C. The cat was released nearby, but was hit and killed by a taxi almost immediately. However, this is disputed by former Director of the CIA's Office of Technical Service, Robert Wallace, in the Weapons Of The Superspies episode of the TV series The World's Weirdest Weapons: Wallace states that the project was abandoned due to the difficulty of training the cat to behave as required, and "the equipment was taken out of the cat; the cat was re-sewn for a second time, and lived a long and happy life afterwards". Subsequent tests also failed. Shortly thereafter the project was considered a failure and declared to be a total loss. The project was cancelled in 1967.


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Re: [Poll] Acoustic Kitty - 1960's CIA Project

Postby jonesthecurl on Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:59 am

Kittens?
And remember what the poet said – “in booty there is loot, and in loot booty.” Or sump’n like that.
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Re: [Poll] Acoustic Kitty - 1960's CIA Project

Postby Woodruff on Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:00 am

It was like herding cats!

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Re: [Poll] Acoustic Kitty - 1960's CIA Project

Postby notyou2 on Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:47 pm

Pussies!
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Re: [Poll] Acoustic Kitty - 1960's CIA Project

Postby DoomYoshi on Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:50 pm

Reminds me of the Men Who Stare at Goats.
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Re: [Poll] Acoustic Kitty - 1960's CIA Project

Postby ender516 on Sun Jul 14, 2013 11:13 pm

Never mind herding cats, try juggling them.
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