Monday, 12 June 2017

British spies used semen as invisible ink during WWI

quote [ British spies were experimenting with all kinds of invisible inks during the first World War. In 1915, one spy was quite excited to discover a rather handy way to create one. His secret ingredient? Semen. ]

That Captain Cumming was a crafty gentleman.
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[by slaytanik@5:13amGMT]

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lilmookieesquire said @ 5:41am GMT on 12th Jun [Score:2]
*doing math*

"Hey. Hey buddy. Is that a secret formula? You want that to be invisible?"

Huh? No. It's just homework.

"What is someone tries to copy it. Think of all the trouble you'll get into!"

Huh? No, it's fine.

"Are you sure? I mean I wouldn't want you to-"

What the hell is it with you and invisible ink anyway?

"Nothing... it's secret."
mechanical contrivance said @ 2:17pm GMT on 12th Jun
The war led to some sticky situations.
dolemite said[1] @ 2:42pm GMT on 12th Jun
It's a damn shame McArthur Wheeler never heard about this.
NuncEstBibendum said @ 2:59pm GMT on 12th Jun [Score:1 Funny]
The messier alternative method previously developed by the less known Captain Shitting turned out to be unsuccessful.

sanepride said @ 3:57pm GMT on 12th Jun
Perfect as it would be if Capt. Cumming's name was indeed the origin of the slang for orgasm/ejaculation, I can find no such evidence. Seems like a case of serendipity, like with Thomas Crapper.
NuncEstBibendum said @ 4:40pm GMT on 12th Jun
Yes, it sounds like a character's name from a Pynchon novel.
NuncEstBibendum said @ 4:03pm GMT on 12th Jun
British spies were experimenting with all kinds of invisible inks during the first World War. In 1915, one spy was quite excited to discover a rather handy way to create one.
Of course he was excited. I would call it a necessary condition.

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