Thursday, August 17, 2006

Nuke DNA and The Mother of All Cat Photos

Some UQNM members apparently aprreciate cats. Since almost all cat-lovers were nukes, or the officer equivalent, attachment to felix domesticus could be the effect of low-level, ionizing radiation in confined spaces during porolonged sensory deprivation. Before and after chromosome comparisons indicate negligible mutations, however.

The Mother of All Cat photos hints at what else may actually have occurred. It can be seen at Old Gary's site, here.

Obviously, cats are not the only aliens that visited these nukes. Have alien abductions ever been documented on nuclear submarines? Never (okay, there was that one British sub, but that was only rumored). Do you know why? Most, but not all of the crew had to pass hours and hours of rigorous medical and psychological screening. Wonder who the exceptions could have been.

There were obviously other affinities to other strange creatures besides cats. One of the docs on the 575 boat was a Chief who kept a monkey (off base). We were very glad he wasn't the cook and he was one good submariner.


At 9:20 AM, Blogger Old Gary said...

Thanks for mentioning my blog. My blog is not a "submarine blog" but I am an ex-bubblehead.

I served on the John Marshall (SSBN611) Blue crew, Pollack (SSN603), and Amberjack (SS522) back in the 60's.

At 12:29 PM, Blogger Vigilis said...

Welcome, Gary!

No dues, and you need not have a "submarine blog". If you want to be listed, I am sure Bubblehead and Bothenook (both nuke cat lovers, by the way) are anxious to followup with listing you, too, if they have not already.

Meanwhile, I am going to enjoy the great blog you do have.

At 12:23 AM, Blogger Ceeb said...

Hi there, from a UK bubblehead.

Will enhoy ready your blog bud.

At 6:05 PM, Blogger ex-nuke bubblehead said...

Hi! I'm ex-nuke bubblehead ...and I blog too! yuk-yuk!


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