December 7, 2006 5:13pm CST
Though it's the BBC page, it took an American friend to point this out to me. The Pentagon is trying to create insect armies to actually apply militarily! Possible? Or science fiction? http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4808342.stm Though it's very serious, I did chuckle to read that they already tried to use wasps - but they just flew off to mate. A different story, but a link on the right-hand side of this page had me smiling too: "US troops taught Iraqi gestures" ... the mind boggles, and especially if, as one Polish ex once did to me, they're told they mean things other than they really do!