The CIA tried to train cats to be Cold War spies

In this video of Amy Shira Teitel's channel, she talks about the 1960s CIA program to create cyborg cats (with microphones, batteries, and radios implanted in them) that could act as Cold War spies.

The first cyborg kitty spy got hit by a car on the way to its first assignment and the program died soon after that.

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