Behold the Cat Bomb, the 16th century's fuzziest weaponS

This page from a 1584 treatise on explosive weaponry reveals two of the 16th century's more mobile methods of destruction: the cat bomb and the bird bomb, apparently used to set buildings on fire. BibliOdyssey has more fiery weapons from this manuscript, the rest of which are safer for friends of felines.

Early Explosives [BibliOdyssey via Neatorama]