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Test Your Spy Gadget Knowledge

 
 
1. Pigeon Cameras were used to photograph troops and fortifications.
True
False
True: Starting in World War I, pigeons outfitted with tiny cameras and were released over military sites. The cameras clicked away as the birds flew; the film was later studied by intelligence officers to gain such information as the enemyís weapons and to generate topographical maps.
2. The KGB once used an umbrella that fired poison for an assassination.
True
False
True: In 1978, the KGB used a modified umbrella that fired a poison pellet to assassinate a dissident on the streets of London.
3. One popular spy gadget was a pair of eyeglasses concealed with poisonous gas inserted directly into the temples.
True
False
False: While poisonous gas was not concealed in eyeglasses, cyanide pills were sometimes hidden in the temples of eyeglass frames by the CIA in the 1970ís. If an agent were captured with no means of escape, he or she could chew into the plastic and eat the pill.
4. In the 1930s, some spies used cipher ashtrays to encipher and decipher messages.
True
False
True: These special ashtrays might have appeared normal to most, but were really a specially made device for spies.
5. Hollow coins were used to conceal miniature weapons.
True
False
Hollow coins were used by the KGB from 1955 to 1990 to conceal microfilm and microdots (text or images reducted to the size of a typographical dot such as a period).
 
 
     
 
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