10 Unknown Facts about The Cold War By: bailey, ally, and Gina

During the Cold War, the USSR thought that the heavily trafficked building in the center of the courtyard of the Pentagon was a top secret building. The USSR target this area and almost dropped nuclear weapons on the building, before finding out that it was a hot dog stand!
During the Cold War, America sent Romania 20,000 bibles, which the Romanians turned into toilet paper because they had a shortage.
The term "Cold War" was first invented by George Orwell, author of the book, "Animal Farm."
Operation Kitty was a CIA operation, which went and equipped Cats with spy equipment. The cats had implanted listening devices, that were used to eavesdrop o Soviet conversations. The first mission failed after the cat was run over. The operation cost $15 million and was a complete disaster!
The term "third world country" does not mean poor, it refers to a country that was no aligned with either America/First world or Soviet/Second World during the Cold War.
Deer in the Czech Republic don't cross into Germany anymore, because the deer learned to avoid the electrified fence which started in the Cold War.
The USSR and the USA were originally planning to go into space together during the cold war. However, after President Kennedy was assassinated the Soviets didn't trust Vice President Johnson, so the plan fell through.
9 U.S. Presidents during the Cold War. Namely, (in chronological order) Harry Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W.
The Cold War, although called a war, was not actually a war, but the name given to the conflict between the two powerful nations of the world; the (USA) and (USSR).
Modern day Bluetooth has roots going back to the Cold War. Hedy Lamarr invented a new technology to stop Nazi's from jamming Navy torpedoes, but the idea was rejected until 1962 and implemented during the Cold War. Today, her invention is the basis for modern Bluetooth.
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