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.
Crowds vanished, opening cities, resorts, villages, and area attractions, allowing animals to take over our vacant space. Overnight, the world turned into the 1995 film Jumanji, when wild beasts descended upon the streets of everyday life.
As you celebrate your Mother on Mother's Day, there are a few other mothers you might want to make a toast to as well. They are considered the best 'Mother Animals" on the planet, according to One Green Planet.