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15 Weirdest Spy Devices in the World

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The International Spy Museum in Washington, DC is hosting an exhibit of the strangest and most special spy devices used by agents over the past century.

Spies active in the past century, especially during the Cold War, had to be very creative in concealing their weapons and other tools of their trade. Most of the items on display at the museum were used in active duty. Many look more like props from a “James Bond” movie.

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A miniature (for the time) spy camera attached to a pigeon. Used in World War I.

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A tiny camera inside a watch. Used by West Germany in the 1970s.

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Close-up of the watch camera.

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Glasses with a hidden compartment containing cyanide pellets. Used by the CIA in the 1970s.

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Camera inside a pen. Used by the CIA in the 1970s.

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A 4.5mm gun concealed inside a lipstick case. Used by the KGB.

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Cufflinks with a hidden compartment for stolen data. Used by the KGB.

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A bomb disguised as a canteen. Used by the US during World War II.

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A set of knives and other tools that could be hidden in the rectum to sneak past body searches. Used by the CIA in the 1960s.

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A tiny pistol inside a pipe. Used by British forces during World War II.

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Transmitter inside a shoe. Used by Romanian security services to spy on American diplomats in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Gun glove used by the US Navy.

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Listening device hidden inside a hollowed out tree. American spies planted several in a forest near Moscow in the 1970s. But the ruse was discovered by the Russians.

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Spy camera concealed inside a coat. Used by the KGB in the 1970s.

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Transmitter disguised as feces (a log of poop). Used by the CIA in hopes the Russians wouldn’t touch it.

H/T Ynet

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