Horse-drawn submarine

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A '''horse-drawn submarine''' is a equine powered watercraft capable of independent operation below the surface of the water which for a number of years was viewed as a valid alternative to traditional and nuclear powered craft. Although in latter years they are no longer as popular as they once were they remain the main fleet in numerous countries such as [[Canada]] and [[Switzerland]].
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A '''horse-drawn submarine''' is an equine powered watercraft capable of independent operation below the surface of the water, which for a number of years was viewed as a valid alternative to traditional and nuclear powered craft. Although its prominence has waned in latter years they still remain the main fleet in numerous countries such as [[Canada]] and [[Switzerland]].
   
 
== History and Development==
 
== History and Development==
   
First used in WWII, the Horse-drawn submarine (or HDS) was one of the more successful eccentric inventions of [[JFK]]. It was widely used in submarines across America, as their former form of propulsion was simply not good enough. They did try using the amazing nuclear-power that [[Captain Picard|Captain Nemo]] developed, but since this required using too many [[Flux_Capacitor|flux capacitors]] they gave up, and used horsepower. Now as we all know cars are powered by [[horses]], just very small ones. Well why else do you think they have 100horsepower, 200horsepower etc?! Idiot.
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First used in WWII, the Horse-drawn submarine (or HDS) was one of the more successful inventions of [[JFK]]. The system was widely used in submarines throughout America, as their former form of propulsion was simply not powerful enough. They did try using the amazing nuclear-power that [[Captain Picard|Captain Nemo]] developed, but since this required using too many [[Flux_Capacitor|flux capacitors]] they gave up, and used horsepower. Now as we all know, cars are powered by [[horses]], just very small ones. Why else do you think they have 100horsepower, 200horsepower etc?! Idiot.
   
So, the American government decided to put this system into play, and the result was fantastic. The horse would be placed to the front of the submarine, where it would be connected via a long strand of spaghetti, and where it would swim using its MIGHTY LEGS generating whopping amounts of [[Energy|Kinetic energy]]. The horse would be kept alive by using its [[Fish|gills]] to breathe, and by eating all the fish it came across. This kept its [[Fire|furnace]] burning hot and supplied energy to its [[leg]]s. <br/>
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The horse could be placed to the front of the submarine, where it would be connected via a long strand of spaghetti, and where it would swim by thrusting its MIGHTY LEGS generating whopping amounts of [[Energy|Kinetic energy]]. The horse would be kept alive by using its [[Fish|gills]] to breathe, and by eating all the fish that it came across. This kept its coat soft and luxuriant while also supplying energy to its [[leg]]s. When not in motion, the horses would rest in specialized pens inside the submarine away from the leers of the sailors, and called out when they had to move.
   
The horses would be kept in pens inside the submarines, and called out when they had to move. They proved themselves to be excellent navigators in the water, and their natural [[Bats|sonar]] ability was tied into the submarine's. Also, their laser guidance proved quite useful for launching torpedoes at boats.
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After extensive testing, the American government decided to put this system into play, and the results were fantastic. Their innate navigational skills proved to be the deciding factor in many storied Naval battles, chief among them, the sinking of the Flying Dutchman and the routing of the German flotilla sent to free Indiana Jones. Their natural [[Bats|sonar]] ability was also completely compatible with the submarine and allowed for instant communication with the captain. Many a captain fondly recall memories of the old days, telling the horses that they were "Good Girls" and promising them a nice bath alone when they were done with their mission.
   
 
== Predecessors ==
 
== Predecessors ==
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They tried:
 
They tried:
 
* [[Dog|Dogs]]
 
* [[Dog|Dogs]]
* [[Chicken|Chickens]] (this was immensely popular for the brief period it lasted.)
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* [[Chicken|Chickens]] (this was immensely popular for the brief period before Deep Frying Mines were discovered.)
 
* Mongooses
 
* Mongooses
 
* Moles
 
* Moles
 
* Bears
 
* Bears
* Butterflys
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* Butterflies
 
* Acorns
 
* Acorns
 
* Squirrels
 
* Squirrels
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== Decline of usage ==
 
== Decline of usage ==
   
Throughout the [[1970]]s and the early part of the [[1980]]s the use of Horse-drawn submarines fell into decline, with complaints from environmentalists about the amount of horse manure that had built up throughout the oceans of the world. Commercial "mini subs" which utilised Shetland Ponies remained in common use despite the protestations of organisations such as [[Greenpeace]].
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Throughout the [[1970]]s and the early part of the [[1980]]s the use of Horse-drawn submarines fell into decline, with complaints from environmentalists about the amount of horse manure that had built up throughout the oceans of the world. Commercial "mini subs" which utilized Shetland Ponies remained in common use despite the protestations of organizations such as [[Greenpeace]].
   
In 1997 the World Health Organisation (WHO?) released the following statement in regards to Horse-drawn submarines:
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In 1997 the World Health Organization (WHO?) released the following statement in regards to Horse-drawn submarines:
   
:Of course, one would think that these HDS's are far superior to the Submarines of today. <br/>
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:Of course, one would think that these HDS's are far superior to the Submarines of today.
:One would be right. <br/>
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:One would be right.
:One can, naturally, blame [[Canada]]. <br/>
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:One can, naturally, blame [[Canada]].
:But it wasn't. <br/>
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:But it wasn't.
 
:They died somehow.
 
:They died somehow.
   

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A horse-drawn submarine is an equine powered watercraft capable of independent operation below the surface of the water, which for a number of years was viewed as a valid alternative to traditional and nuclear powered craft. Although its prominence has waned in latter years they still remain the main fleet in numerous countries such as Canada and Switzerland.

edit History and Development

First used in WWII, the Horse-drawn submarine (or HDS) was one of the more successful inventions of JFK. The system was widely used in submarines throughout America, as their former form of propulsion was simply not powerful enough. They did try using the amazing nuclear-power that Captain Nemo developed, but since this required using too many flux capacitors they gave up, and used horsepower. Now as we all know, cars are powered by horses, just very small ones. Why else do you think they have 100horsepower, 200horsepower etc?! Idiot.

The horse could be placed to the front of the submarine, where it would be connected via a long strand of spaghetti, and where it would swim by thrusting its MIGHTY LEGS generating whopping amounts of Kinetic energy. The horse would be kept alive by using its gills to breathe, and by eating all the fish that it came across. This kept its coat soft and luxuriant while also supplying energy to its legs. When not in motion, the horses would rest in specialized pens inside the submarine away from the leers of the sailors, and called out when they had to move.

After extensive testing, the American government decided to put this system into play, and the results were fantastic. Their innate navigational skills proved to be the deciding factor in many storied Naval battles, chief among them, the sinking of the Flying Dutchman and the routing of the German flotilla sent to free Indiana Jones. Their natural sonar ability was also completely compatible with the submarine and allowed for instant communication with the captain. Many a captain fondly recall memories of the old days, telling the horses that they were "Good Girls" and promising them a nice bath alone when they were done with their mission.

edit Predecessors

Horse bathing

Special safety equipment would later be developed to ensure the safety of equine submariners.

The American government, before being liberated by JFK's wonderful plan, experimented with many other animals. They tried:

  • Dogs
  • Chickens (this was immensely popular for the brief period before Deep Frying Mines were discovered.)
  • Mongooses
  • Moles
  • Bears
  • Butterflies
  • Acorns
  • Squirrels
  • Killer Whales (soon abandoned due to them being un-seaworthy)

None of these ideas lasted for very long, although they provided navy recruits with the option of bestiality over homosexuality.

edit Decline of usage

Throughout the 1970s and the early part of the 1980s the use of Horse-drawn submarines fell into decline, with complaints from environmentalists about the amount of horse manure that had built up throughout the oceans of the world. Commercial "mini subs" which utilized Shetland Ponies remained in common use despite the protestations of organizations such as Greenpeace.

In 1997 the World Health Organization (WHO?) released the following statement in regards to Horse-drawn submarines:

Of course, one would think that these HDS's are far superior to the Submarines of today.
One would be right.
One can, naturally, blame Canada.
But it wasn't.
They died somehow.

edit See Also


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