What’s the connection between RADAR and SHEEP?
In the 1930s it was realised that aircraft would be a problem in the next war. The government offered a prize of £1000 to any inventor who could demonstrate a type of radio wave gun that could kill a sheep at 100 yards. The idea was to shoot at enemy pilots in their cockpit and frazzle them. Many ridiculous ideas were put forward and none of them worked, so no sheep were harmed – and that’s why we feature happy sheep in the shop! Arnold Wilkins had calculated that the amount of energy needed to operate such a weapon was more than was available at the time; it was after this that Watson Watt and Arnold began their work on detecting aircraft using radio waves.
Take a look at our cute heart filled sheep chopping board …..specially suitable as a valentines gift.
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