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Julia Child, Spy

2008_08_agentchild.jpgToday, the National Archives releases once-classified files that name Julia Child (among others) as American spies in the Office of Strategic Services, a U.S. spy agency predating the CIA. The news will come as no surprise to any Child fans or historians; she has openly admitted that she worked overseas for the agency in her early 30's, and even met her husband Paul Child on assignment in China. According to an earlier report of her involvement, Child cooked up shark repellent for underwater explosives to prevent the sharks from setting them off instead of German U-Boats, and she spent days in an experiment squeezing fish to see if a solider on a life boat could get drinkable water from them. Julia rocks. [~E~]