Every time I think we have found the most absolutely outlandish idea that has ever been put into a weapon, I am dearly surprised. Next on the chopping block, we have the one, the only, the aerosol aphrodisiac. For those of our readers who are unfamiliar with the term, an aphrodisiac is a substance that stimulates sex drive in organisms when it comes into contact with them. Scientists in the 1960’s observed the effects of aphrodisiacs and discovered a way to make them more potent and able to effect humans just by being introduced into the air around them. With no real purpose for such a breakthrough, they began to experiment with using it in some of the less sensible ways. This, of course, included weaponizing it.
The idea that these ladies and gentlemen pitched to the military was that if they could load up military planes with the equipment like those of a run-of-the-mill crop duster, they could equip the plane with the aerosol and have it spray the enemy with the chemical compound. They suggested that this would put their opponents into a blind and lustful state that would put them so far out of their minds that they could be captured and the battle could be won.
Needless to say, the human desire to stay alive overtook their secondary emotions and allowed them to still fight just fine, even with the chemical contact. This weapon was tested only once to realize just how useless it was.
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Andrew Nicholas is a passionate reader and writer on the subjects of history and mankind. He is a published author, critic, and poet who grew up in the friendly scenery of rural Ohio. He is a graduate of Wright State University and a regular student of historical curiosities.