Educational Toys Of Yesteryear Taught Important Atomic Bomb Dropping Skills

Educational toys are a clever way to teach your kids while they think they're just having fun. Like this old-school airplane toy which was secretly training America's kids on how to be successful bombardiers for a possible nuclear war.

Since those times Matthew Broderick films have taught us that the only way to win a global thermo-nuclear war is not to play. But this toy hails from a less-enlightened era when kids were encouraged to keep practicing their bombing runs, and improve their score. If only they know that just like with horse shoes and hand grenades, accuracy wasn't actually that important. [Flickr via Vintage Ads via BoingBoing]

Photo: Flickr/James Vaughan