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Paracats in training. Photo illustration by Holly Allen, photograph by Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images

The headline, “Cats of War,” is a sure-fire attention-getter, and the photos
about this “top-secret” U.S. military program look terrific.  It seems immediately obvious now that the Slate article is a joke, but I didn’t get it until photo number 4.
 
I missed the clue in the first photo, whose caption claimed that “Studies show they can survive nine times as long as human soldiers.” It wasn’t until Photo #4, shown above, that I caught on after reading that cats don’t need parachutes because they always land on their feet.
 
 Training cats to follow orders – What was I thinking?

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