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Rabies as an ancient biological weapon

 
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PostPosted: 19-07-2013 23:26    Post subject: Rabies as an ancient biological weapon Reply with quote

http://io9.com/was-rabies-used-an-ancient-biological-weapon-827788021

Rabies as an ancient biological weapon
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PostPosted: 20-07-2013 16:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the 1980s medieval adventure film Flesh + Blood a diseased dog is thrown into the enemy's water supply as a primitive biological weapon. Interesting to read that bit was based on fact.
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PostPosted: 23-08-2013 21:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

I seem to recall reading when I was young about biological agents being used as ancient weapons of war being quite common. Got a siege going on? Get some rotting animals and catapult them over the wall. For bonus points, use the rotting bodies of your enemies for extra psychological terror!

Another one I heard of was covering your sword with faeces so that even if your blow didn't outright kill your enemy the infection would take care of them shortly after. Was this a common practice?
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PostPosted: 24-08-2013 04:35    Post subject: Re: Rabies as an ancient biological weapon Reply with quote

I read the topic title as

Babies as an ancient biological weapon

Well, yeah, but, Shocked
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