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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The U.S. "Duck and Cover" campaign of the 1950s was conceived by a U.C. Berkeley improv group. They submitted the idea to Civil Defense as a prank.

See also:
- Civil Defense: Duck and Cover

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  • That makes more sense than the gov't thinking of it themselves...

    Because the civil defense never came up with something new on it's own, ever.

    By Blogger Marcia, at September 11, 2006 3:00 PM  

  • I remember doing the "Duck and Cover" thing in elementary school. I always wondered what good my little desk would do against earthquakes or being bombed by the Vietnamese. ;~D

    By Anonymous parated2k, at September 12, 2006 4:06 PM  

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