Thursday, August 31, 2017

You Would Get A Bang Out Of This Bread...!

Never doubt that mankind can get very sneaky when it comes to making new ways to kill.

Given the right incentive, something as simple as freshly baked bread could be turned into a weapon. Don't believe me...? Take a gander at this article from my friends over at Listverse.

Aunt Jemima Flour Bomb



During World War II, George Bogdan Kistiakowsky, a soldier and scientist working for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the forerunner to the CIA, developed an edible baking flour that doubled as a bomb. The flour was called Aunt Jemima, after a popular brand of flour sold in the United States, and was a mixture of normal baking flour and a deadly explosive called HMX.

Aunt Jemima could be baked into bread or muffins like normal flour and eaten, even though resistance fighters were severely warned against doing so, since it could cause serious stomach upset. It was supplied to Chinese resistance fighters during the war and was intended for use against the occupying Japanese forces.

When the flour wasn’t baked into bread or muffins, it was made into an improvised bomb. And when it was baked into bread or muffins, the “baker” only needed to add a detonator to turn it into a bomb.

The worse thing you can get from my baking is a tummy ache, but it won't explode...at least, I hope it won't!

Coffee out on the patio this morning. With my AC still down, it's cooler out there than inside!

6 comments:

linda m said...

I can honestly say nothing I baked ever exploded. And I don't remember any tummy aches either. That flour sure gives poor old Aunt Jemima a bad name. Since I love her pancake mix I had better not have any detonators lying around.

Beth Bailey said...

Another interesting, informative lesson. I sure had never heard this before. I hope the problem with the ac is not anything serious with the unit. Love you, Bubba.

HermitJim said...

Hey Linda...
Yeah, that might be a good idea. Aunt Jemima has been around for a long time as has always been a pretty good product.
Thanks for stopping by today!


Hey B...
I don't know what's wrong with it, other than age. Like me, I guess it's getting worn out.
Thanks for coming over. sis!

JO said...

Poor Aunt Jamima or maybe not sounds like they were able to bake up a nasty surprise for the enemy.

I hope you can get the a/c fixed and not cost to much those things can cost a small fortune.
See you on the patio

Sixbears said...

Another reason to avoid carbs. :)

HermitJim said...

Hey Jo...
It won't be cheap, that's for sure. I just can't see going into the next couple of months without it, though. Then there is the matter of cold weather coming in. I have a fireplace, but not much wood.
Thanks for dropping by today, sweetie!


Hey Sixbears...
I'd say you are right about that!
Thanks for the visit today!