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The Acoustic Kitty was a sort of feline-android hybrid—a cyborg cat. A surgeon implanted a microphone in its ear and a radio transmitter at the base of its skull. The surgeon also wove an antenna into the cat’s fur #acoustickitty #electronicdogs history.com/news/cia-spy-c…
The CIA figured the Soviets would never suspect a cat to be a U.S. spy, so the animal, implanted with audio recording or transmitting devices, could get close to foreign operatives unhindered and eavesdrop on them. mentalfloss.com/article/27790/…
On that first trip out, though, the cat was hit and killed by a taxi while crossing the road. It never even made it to the target.  By 1967, the project was scrapped, along with the remains of Acoustic Kitty smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/cia…
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