water guns

Former NASA Engineer Turned Super Soaker Inventor Just Got Very Rich

Lonnie Johnson’s having a good week. The former NASA engineer just won $US73 million in a royalties dispute with the toymaker Hasbro for inventing the Super Soaker, the coolest toy you ever had growing up. The lawsuit also covered royalties for Nerf which Johnson also masterminded because he is awesome.

The Super Soaker Was Invented By A Former NASA Engineer

Long ago and far away in a place called the 1980s, a man with a dream and a uniquely excellent knowledge of fluid dynamics decided to quit his day job designing rocket ships and design the world’s best ever water gun instead. For that we thank you Lonnie Johnson.

This Summer's Best Water Gun

It’s hot out there, which naturally pushes us towards soaking one another with jets of cold water. Maybe you want a summertime arsenal for your kids, or maybe you’re just… youthful. Regardless, here’s the best new water gun.

Watch 4000 People Silently Stage An Olympic-Sized Water Gun Fight

If you’re not big into the Olympics because track and field just doesn’t get you going, infamous pranksters Improv Everywhere have a nice alternative for you. Its latest MP3 experiment takes on the Olympic Games in a characteristically bewildering style.

The Super Soaker Lightning Storm Is A Water-Blasting Tommy Gun

Nostalgia? Who needs it? Where were badass Super Soakers like this when I was a kid?

Super Soaker Hydro Cannon: It'll Make You Very, Very Wet

The Super Soakers of yore were precision weapons. Small. Thin, accurate squirts. A continuous aquatic laser beam. No more. The Hydro Cannon acts just like it sounds – like a big arse cannon of water. It’s a crude, brutish instrument.

Behold! The Bastard Child Of Paintball Guns And Super Soakers

The Xploderz water gun brings all the hurt of a paintball gun, but no mess. Instead, when that pellet tags you, you’re greeted with a blast of water. Which probably feels quite refreshing in warm weather.

This Super Soaker Uses Magazines To Reload

My Super Soaker of yore wouldn’t stand a chance against this beast of a weapon. Called the Thunderstorm, this new Super Soaker only costs $US15 (cheap enough to dual-wield) and is battery-powered for automatic shooting (which requires no pumping).

The Original Prototype Of The Super Soaker

To my surprise, the Super Soaker wasn’t always clad in neon yellow and lime green. Turns out the original prototype had much humbler beginnings, with its parts being made from simple PVC piping and a two-litre bottle.

Saturator AK47 Water Gun Uses Clips Of Water To Keep You Loaded

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The problem with most water guns is that once your tank runs dry, you’re helpless until you can make it to a tap. No so with the Saturator AK47! It uses clips of water to ensure you’re always full. Brilliant.