So, at the beginning of this class, I was interested in if any manuscripts had weaponized protection systems, and a search turned up something quite different, but equally interesting.

This is a Nat Geo article about the rocket-launcher cats found in a 16th-century manuscript, the 1584 artillery manual, or *feuerwerkbuch*, housed at the University of Pennsylvania!

We haven’t gotten to this period yet, but I’d love to figure out more about this!

- Dorney