That Time MI6 Spymaster Captain MANsfield Cumming Ordered His Spies to Use Semen as Invisible Ink

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The British Secret Intelligence Service, better known to the world as MI6 (Military Intelligence, Section 6), is, rather oddly for a supposedly secretive agency, one of the better known intelligence services in the world. While the work MI6 does today is top-secret, thanks to the wonders of the Freedom of Information Act, we’re able to peer into the mysterious agency’s beginnings and marvel at all the humourous things they did in their early days in the name of protecting British interests- like the time they told agents to use their own semen as ink when sending secret messages. We should probably mention at this point that the head of the agency telling the agents to do this was the aptly named Mansfield Smith-Cumming…

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3 months ago | [YT] | 19

Mycel

I wonder if the enemies of the british ever found out what a bunch of wankers MI6 were.

3 months ago | [YT] | 166

SpaceTexas

Lol, I bet a lot of us weren’t seeing this cumming!

3 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 286

Mark Lawrence

Rubbing one out for Queen and Country!

3 months ago | [YT] | 43

Havok Vladimirovich Stalinov

This was by far the most entertaining Today I Found Out episode ever

3 months ago | [YT] | 174

Kathleen Muchka

Thank you for the game hookup.
I must say that I never have seen you lose your composure so much.
You have managed to answer a mystery in our family. Everytime someone said "I'm coming" to my Welsh Grandfather he would reply "What's the message" and burst out laughing. We just thought he was going senile.

3 months ago | [YT] | 21

SMPTEColorBars

That Ian Fleming was quite the “seminal” author, wasn’t he? 🤓😎

3 months ago | [YT] | 133

Mr MacGuffin

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3 months ago | [YT] | 14

Voltaic Fire

I think the truth is that he left the navy because Seaman Cumming was too funny.

3 months ago | [YT] | 49

kek44

Pretty sure the giggly bald guy IS NOT secret agent material 😆

3 months ago | [YT] | 150

Sweetbutter Cupcakes

Mansfield cumming when your parents just put testoterone sounding words on a board and pick it up using a dart

3 months ago | [YT] | 79

Benson

Came to see if Simon looses it during this episode. And I wasn't disappointed. The inner child is strong in this one! 😂🙃🤣

3 months ago (edited) | [YT] | 19

W33BN3SS

So Mr Cumming was deemed unfit to be part of the Navy (the seamen) and later used semen as ink....

3 months ago | [YT] | 88

Mutantcy1992

This title is such a clusterfuck that you just have to click on it

3 months ago | [YT] | 23

Joe Southwell

*It must be tiresome to get everything out in long hand.
*Being a spy is a hard job.
*Mansfield sounds like a wanker.
*Lie back and write for England.

3 months ago | [YT] | 26

Rainia Ananda

I love it when you crack up at the absurdity... This was the perfect way to take a break today. Thank you!

3 months ago | [YT] | 97

Matt .Hesketh

I think you’re writer is just screwing with you now.
(Pun intended...)

3 months ago | [YT] | 42

Elliot Grey

Writers:
Karl Smallwood

Funny how I can always tell the episodes Karl writes for. :D

3 months ago | [YT] | 22

Sean Nanoman

The original MI6 dude was quite the Wanker...

3 months ago | [YT] | 39

Bjorn Keizers

So, if this... method... was undetectable at the time, how did they reveal the ... writing?

3 months ago | [YT] | 35


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