Army needs oyster shells

If you have 4,000 bushels of empty oyster shells, the US Army will pay you $15,000 for them. (Thanks, David!)
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5 Responses to “Army needs oyster shells”

  1. Listener43 says:

    It’s going to take me some time to empty them, but ….

  2. AndyBooth says:

    I wonder what its for. I believe they used to burn oyster shells and use the ashes as a primitive chemical weapon since it causes blindness when it gets in your eyes, but then I could be totally misremembering a Sharp novel.

  3. Another Kevin says:

    Hmm. When my old neighbourhood was a fishing village, they used broken oyster shells in the streets where others might have used gravel.  Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis.

  4. SeaSpider says:

    What’s it for? Trying clicking on the link and reading. Jeez, some people really are incredibly lazy.

  5. Scott R says:

    Dammit! I just threw all mine out! Goes to show: you always need that thing you’d been saving just after you get rid of it.

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