Friday, May 29, 2009

History They Hid

1956: things get altogether sticky in the Middle East (no, even more than usual) and the Brits gin up a plan to dry up the Nile.

Dang. Y'can't accuse 'em of thinking small, at least.

PS: A. Links fixed, thanks!
B. Here's the main shut-off point.

5 comments:

Paul Blincow said...

the last two links are the same place. I want to hear how they were going to dam the nile :-)

Roberta X said...

Linky fixy!

reflectoscope said...

I think the British exist simply to come up with ideas like this.

Jim

w/v: shempent. To apologize, Three Stooges-style.

pdb said...

Also remember these are the guys who wanted to make an aircraft carrier out of frozen sawdust.

Roberta X said...

Tsk, "frozen sawdust," it's Pyecrete. ...Or, yeah, what you said....