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In this photo, made in the United States in 1919, captured a cell with pigeons, which Germans used to transfer military messages. The picture was made at a parade dedicated to the first anniversary of the truce – agreements on the termination of hostilities in the First World War, concluded on November 11, 1918.

During the first world pigeon, the military was used by the military very wide. Over 100,000 birds consisted in the British army! Divisions where pigeons were used, had a rather curious technique. Birds were transported in mobile poultry houses, which mounted on re-equipped two-storey buses or trucks. On the roofs of cars painted bright identification signs, so that the pigeons it was easier to find the place of habitat, even if the poultry house suddenly change the position.

Interestingly, the Germans not only used pigeon mail, but also developed methods of opposition. They trained hawks to be intercepted in the sky of English pigeons. Earlier, "my planet" talked about the beasts in the war.

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What will happen if the cat and seal? The answer to this question can be found by looking at the video posted on Twitter blogger Molly kats. In the roller it can be seen how the cat is suitable for a lonely lying on the side of the seal and beats his paw. Already on the second strike, the cat’s opponent surrenders and, pretending to be dead, rolled back. Inhabitants of the Internet Widow laughed at the behavior of animals and noted that the Great Actor clearly dies in the seal. Although in fact the attacker is just lucky, because seals can be quite cruel. See also the video "My Planet" about the most dangerous animals planets.

By the way, seals are very interesting animals. The age of dead individuals scientists are usually determined by the number of circles at the base of their fangs. They sleep, vertically floating at the surface of the water, periodically climbing to make inhalation nostrils. And they know how to cry, however, in contrast to people, the tear glands do not have. By the way, the Latin name of the gray seal comes from the Greek word meaning "Little Guinea Pig".

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