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Fu-Go fire balloons were a desperate and barely effective weapon deployed by Japan in WW II.  The biggest  reason for their ineffectiveness was that the Japanese just did not seem to understand how big the US and Canada are.  Nonetheless this is arguably the first intercontinental weapons system.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_balloon

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6vajvBvJnY

What brought these to mind is that the upcoming Lunchtime Learning class 6/23/15 offered by the Alaska State Library one floor below me.  http://library.state.ak.libcal.com/event.php?id=978061 

http://cliffmass.blogspot.com/2015/05/pacific-jet-stream-terror-wea...

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Radiolab has a really good episode about Fu-Go.

http://www.radiolab.org/story/fu-go/

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