The US Military once seriously looked into a suggested weapon that would make people gay.
The news comes from unearthed 1994 documents – written the same year that Bill Clinton signed ‘Don’t Ask Don’t Tell’, which banned soldiers from being openly gay.
The proposals came from the US Air Force Wright Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio, which was seeking $7.5m in funding to research a number of ideas for chemical weapons.
Some of the ideas suggested are beyond comical – for instance, a chemical that would attract bees to enemy soldiers so they get stung – but one in particular caught our eye.
The document suggests that it could develop a powerful aphrodisiac to spray on people, in order to make enemy soldiers have sex with eachother.
However, to be fair they did note some downsides… describing the plan as “distasteful”.
Complete with several spelling mistakes, it reads: “Category #3: Chemicals that effect human behavior so that discipline and morale in enemy units is adversely effected.
“One distasteful but completely non-lethal example would be strong aphrodisiacs, especially if the chemical also caused homosexual behavior.
“Another example would be a chemical that made personnel very sensitive to sunlight.”
The document laments: Chemicals that effected human behaviours in ways that would be disruptive to unit morale and effectiveness would need to be created.
“Chemicals that attract bees and cause them to sting would need to be identified or created.”
However, make sure you don’t drop the gay bomb and the bees bomb in the same place… or you might end up with gay bees.
Queerty notes the plan is eerily similar to a plot on TV show ’30 Rock’