When you think of animals used for military purposes, what do you think of? Maybe horses carrying knights into battle? Hannibal's elephants crossing the Alps? Dr. Evil's sharks with lasers on their heads? Okay, that last one is ridiculous. Obviously only dolphins could be armed for war. Don't believe us? Check out the video below where you can literally see dolphins escorting an assault ship to the Middle East.
Everything's Deader Under The Sea
Full Metal Pigeon
Dolphins with Guns on Their Heads
Key Facts In This Video
Dolphins have to consciously remember to breathe, so they can never fully sleep. Instead, half of their brains sleep at a time. 00:35
Dolphins will herd a school of fish into a sand bar, then beat their tails against the ground to stir up silt. When the fish attempt to flee the silt circle, the dolphins are ready in waiting. 02:38
During the Cold War, the Soviets and Americans both had dolphin programs. Military dolphins are still used, primarily to detect mines. 05:25
Exploding Pigeons were almost the Future of Warfare
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