What does really bad breath, angry wasps and amourous desire have in common?By Fancy Pants Elitist at 10:40 PM
Most people wouldn't see the connection, but according to the Jan 15th edition of The New Scientist Magazine, there is a connection... The Pentagon has had a program that had a six year reseach plan at the cost of $7.5 million to look into "non-lethal" chemical weapon research. Never mind the weapon that makes one's skin feel on fire, this research included a chemical that would drive enemy comabatants into uncontrolled sexual attraction to each other, a chemical that would attract swarms of angry wasps and ravenous rats to invade troop positions to make them "run away" and another chemical weapon to make troops breath have a distinctly bad odor to indicate whether they are friend or foe. Add to that, another chemical to make troops extremely vulnerable to sunlight.
These proposals date from 1994 and were introduced by the Dayton, Ohio USAF Wright laboratory, after being prompted by the Pentagon to develop weapons that were "harassing, annoying and 'bad guy'-identifying chemicals" If you want to see them, you will have to go to "The Sunshine Project" to get the initial reports.
As Steve L posited: "Scientists found that when they mixed the chemicals, they got angry homosexual wasps with bad breath" Who knows how long it will be until those wasps are also sensitive to sunlight?