December 29, 2005

Stalin Wanted to Engineer Half-Man, Half-Ape Super-Warriors

Peter Jackson and Josef Stalin had similar fantasies. No, not about sexy hobbits.
The Soviet dictator Josef Stalin ordered the creation of Planet of the Apes-style warriors by crossing humans with apes, according to recently uncovered secret documents.

Moscow archives show that in the mid-1920s Russia's top animal breeding scientist, Ilya Ivanov, was ordered to turn his skills from horse and animal work to the quest for a super-warrior.

According to Moscow newspapers, Stalin told the scientist: "I want a new invincible human being, insensitive to pain, resistant and indifferent about the quality of food they eat."
(Source: the scotsman)

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