Once upon a time, bees across Europe were routinely informed of matters concerning their keeper’s lives. And if they weren’t ‘put into mourning’ after their keeper’s death, things would go astray.
That was quick.
During the Cold War, America’s leading spy agency relied on an unusual weapon to stop its employees spilling state secrets: motivational posters.
Imagine hand-drawing an atlas of the whole Western world, without the use of satellites. These Soviet cartographers came startlingly close.