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Blessed, Cats, and Family: PAT petermorwood: surprisekitty: wizardmoon: skypig357: giflounge: 1944 - Snowball the cat tries to take over a machine gun in Normandy so she can shoot some Nazis herself. Blessed post. Good kitty i want someone to read that headline in an old timey reporter voice Okay fun fact: cats were actively deployed to trenches and ships to help deal with rodent infestations in both world wars, and they had the curb cutter effect of keeping the men鈥檚 spirits high. One cat, Simon, was given the rank 鈥淎ble Seacat Simon鈥 after dutifully killing rats and mice that were destroying the聽HMS Amethyst鈥檚 food supplies. The ship had come under fire during the Chinese civil war and many of its crewmen had died. The cat had been gravely injured, too, but he picked out the shrapnel himself 鈥 seriously 鈥 and went straight to killing the rodents that were overrunning the ship. He unfortunately passed from his injuries two weeks before he was scheduled to receive the Dickin Medal. To this day, he is the only cat to receive this award. Here鈥檚 another WW1 trenchcat, who would have been ratter, mouser, companion and gas warning - not AFAIK by dying, like a canary, but since cats reacted to the smell of gas long before it was strong enough for humans to notice, the troops had a bit more time to get their masks on, and the cats went into gasproof boxes. Meanwhile, somewhere on the other side of No Man鈥檚 Land鈥 Meet Percy, mascot of HMLS (D20) 鈥淒aphne鈥 with Lt Drader. Both survived the War, and Percy retired to live out his peacetime life in the Drader family home. (Here鈥檚 a video clip; given how noisy, hot and smelly early tanks were, Percy seems remarkably unfazed.)聽 A US Army tank cat, Mustard of the 321st, with a Renault FT light tank and its driver Sgt Postal鈥 A Royal Artillery kitten (the battery mascot)鈥 Pincher of HMS Vindex on what looks like a Sopwith Pup scout鈥 Togo, ship鈥檚 cat of HMS Dreadnought (though I鈥檝e also seen 鈥淗MS Irresistible鈥)鈥 Ship鈥檚 cat of HMS Queen Elizabeth atop 15鈥 main battery鈥 And speaking of big ships and big guns鈥 鈥淢ake nice all you like, Human. I despise you. I wanted a billet on a battleship, not this tinpot destroyer鈥︹ (Ching, of HMAS Swan.)
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Bailey Jay, Dude, and Fresh: oo Verizon 2:03 PM Q Search Heathans Dan Yesterday at 10:08 AM- Today at work I found some Wild Corndogs growing in their natural habitat. This was real exciting for me as I have never picked fresh corndogs before, but I have no idea how to tel when they are ripe as they tasted horrible no matter how much mustard I put on them 22.5K Shares Like Share News Feed Requests Messenger Notifications More prancingtrashcan: cynicowl: randomdaisy: limbovulture: @randomdaisy dear herbologist what the fok is this corn dog plant OH MY GOODNESS I SAW THIS ON TWITTER AND I WAS LIKE 鈥淥H NO鈥. DUDE鈥 DUDE NO鈥 this plant is, in fact, a cattail (Typha genus, probably either Typha latifolia or Typha angustifolia). what鈥檚 ironic about this person鈥檚 encounter is that almost every single part of the cattail is edible鈥 the rhizomes are starchy and, although tough, can be made into a nutritious flour; the stems can be peeled and used like asparagus; the pollen can be gathered and used to extend or supplement flour; and even the green flower spikes can be boiled and eaten like corn-on-the-cob, so this person sort of had the right idea. the thing is, what this person has in their photo is a BROWN flower spike, meaning that it鈥檚 starting to go to seed and is probably a tasteless mouthful of either fiber or fluff. regardless of whether the post is a joke or serious, out of all the edible parts of the cattail, op managed to pick one of the ONLY parts of the plant that isn鈥檛. and i still can鈥檛 get over that. As a side note, rubbing that part of the plant makes an absolutely ridiculous amount of fluff come out (which is how it disperses the seeds). I highly recommend it but it鈥檚 probably best to do that when no one else is around are you saying i can jack off this plant and it will nut
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