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Wacky weapons in Britain

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by silent method, Aug 16, 2005.


  1. http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2005/08/16/1174919-ap.html

    LONDON (AP) - Gooey toffee guns, high-powered water pistols and sniffer foxes? Not all of Britain's proposed weapons have made it past the drawing board.

    ...

    The branch once worked on a special gun that blasted a toffee-like foam at a suspect. Although it was effective in immobilizing suspects, the project was abandoned when researchers found the sticky goo blocked people's airways.

    A supercharged water gun, complete with a strap-on water tank, was also among the list of failed inventions. The portable water cannon did not make it past trial stage because the pressurized stream of water knocked users off their feet.

    Another idea was a cannon that fired tennis balls at high speed - notably less lethal than a gun, but lacking in accuracy.

    ...
     
  2. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Is this place located in Willy Wonka's chocolate factory or what?

    brad cook
     
  3. lol i was thinking the same thing when i read that
     
  4. Don't_Fret

    Don't_Fret Justin Schornstein

    Dec 10, 2003
    East Coast, US
    How could they have overlooked the simple slingshot?
     
  5. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    The Japanese have been using "sub-woofers" for quite a while now, that basically point directly into the ground, and emit low-frequency sound designed to loosen people's bowels, even as they're running away.

    HIGH POWER SUBS~! :bassist: :hyper:
     
  6. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2002
    San Antonio
    Does it just make them feel nauseous or do they actually $h!t themselves? Mythbusters tried this and got nothing, although I don't know if pointing the speakers at the ground does anything.
     
  7. Bassic83

    Bassic83

    Jul 26, 2004
    Texas, USSA
    What about the nuclear hand grenade? Blows a hole nearly a mile wide! Testing was abandoned when they couldn't find anyone who could throw it that far...
     
  8. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Where's Trevorius?
     
  9. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Holy Handgrenade of Antioch anyone?
     
  10. burk48237

    burk48237 Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Oak Park, MI
    Sounds to me like a job for the "Ministry of Silly Walks" :p
     
  11. Myth Busters rule!
     
  12. Coutts_is_god

    Coutts_is_god Guest

    Dec 29, 2003
    Windsor, Ont, Canada
    I would make a gun that spreads love and has bulletts of smiles and sunshine. Then I would add a flame thrower on it. :D
     
  13. KSDbass

    KSDbass

    Mar 25, 2005
    atlanta
    would it be shiny?
     
  14. Cows: [chanting:] Take down the clown! Take down the clown!
    Krusty: Listen, I'm on your side. Let's get a dialogue going. [to the cops:]
    Take out the mother cow. The rest will follow.
    Cow: Your corporation cuts down the rainforest to create grazing land for
    cattle.
    Krusty: Oh, for the love of .... Gimme that! [takes Eddie's rifle and starts
    firing]
    [Lou also starts firing]
    Lisa: No! You can't!
    Wiggum: Don't worry, honey. They're just firing bean bags.
    Cow: You can't silence the truth with bean bags. [gets knocked off the
    roof with a barrage of bean bags and lands on a pile on the ground]
    Wiggum: [to Lou:] That's nice work with the bagzooka.
    Lou: Gotta love what you do, Chief.
     
  15. aren't throwing stars illegal in california?

    Whoops!

    oh well, it wasn't sharp or anything....

    and what's w/ oakland looking like a nice suburb?
     
  16. fraublugher

    fraublugher

    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
    google

    subwoofer collapsed lung
     
  17. I spent a week in London after spending 2 weeks in France. After that I knew deep in my heart that the British would someday fashion a weapon out of food. Never would have suspected the toffee though. That was pretty good, actually.

    Randy
     
  18. . . . and all thine enemies, shall snuff it
     
  19. Coutts_is_god

    Coutts_is_god Guest

    Dec 29, 2003
    Windsor, Ont, Canada
    Oh the shine will be great.
     
  20. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    Yes, but, the brown note as it is called has been proven to be a farce. sounds like it should work though, no? especially from OUR perspective. :D