Chaos Monkey etc sounds like madness but the more you think about it the more it makes sense. At one time garbage collection sounded like the ravings of a lunatic but now is a "so what" topic.
We've tested some of our stuff just randomly destroying instances as Chaos Monkey would and its recovery was almost seamless. Certainly nothing that a quick F5 wouldn't cater for. I'm delighted it worked but not so happy that it was our main source control repository that was the victim of the test.
When I heard what had been done I felt the same icy hand of dread around my heart the morning I had forgotten that I had had beetroot for tea.