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The 15 Most Absurd Ways The Pentagon Is Spending Money

Flying Dinosaurs and Klingons.

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3. The Department of Defense (DoD) funded research "examining what the behavior of fish can teach us about democracy," according to the report.

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8. The Department of Defense funded reality cooking show called Grill it Safe featuring two “Grill Sergeants” who performed a 46-minute cooking video.

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Upon watching most of this video Buzzfeed has concluded that the Pentagon should not get into the entertainment industry.


13. The Department of Defense funded research to conclude that Petri most likely had feathers.

"Archaeopteryx, which existed 150 million years ago and long considered to be the first

bird, probably had black feathers which may have helped it fly, according to research funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)."


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