Sometimes it is the footnotes in history that are the most curious and interesting. This is true with the case of the parachuting live sheep. This tidbit of history occurred during the Second Italo-Abyssinian War which took place between 1932 and 1936 in northeast Ethiopia. The area was the Danakil Desert, which was dubbed "the cruelest place on Earth" by National Geographic. It was also most likely one of the largest grocery deliveries ever.