Photo: U.S. Navy

Wait a second. The U.S. Navy actually employs animals to fight for our freedom? I always thought that was a joke on the whole U.S. Navy SEALs thing where somebody just says the Navy employs seals because of the acronym. But hey, it’s true! And these seals, dolphins, whales, and sea lions are trained to retrieve, detect, and and even perform quite complex underwater missions.

My mind is sort of blown.