April Fools?

The BBC has a round up of almost but

not quite April Fools

stories.  But this one just had to be quoted:  Cold war bomb warmed by chickens.

Plans to fill a nuclear landmine with chickens to regulate its temperature were seriously considered during the Cold War.  Civil servants at the National Archives say it is a coincidence the secret plan is being revealed on 1 April.  The Army planned to detonate the seven-tonne device on the German plains in the event of having to retreat.

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