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The above Terminator-like weapon is Colt’s latest, greatest invention. Developed with Defence Research and Development Canada, this is the smart gun Canada wants to fight the wars of the future. And it’s hard to look at this insane level of firearm innovation and not think about the birth of the Colt .45.
Remember the 1983 movie WarGames? The film is about a computer “game” with the potential to start thermonuclear war. But strangely this scenario is more truth than fiction. Because in 1979 programmers at NORAD almost started World War III when they accidentally ran a computer simulation of a Soviet attack.
Everyone had that favourite, heavy, feather-stuffed pillow that was their not-so-secret weapon during a sleepover battle. But a pillow doesn’t come anywhere near being as awesome as Factory Entertainment’s new line of Zombie-battling stuffed toys that includes what could be the world’s first plush chainsaw.
The human hand serves as a perfectly usable tool for firing elastic bands, but sniping your co-workers is just far more satisfying when you’ve got a trigger to squeeze. And because everything is better when it’s made of wood, these gorgeous toy guns from ElasticPrecision are hands-down the best way to unleash a fury of rubber bands on a target.
The world’s salt supplies are plentiful now, but who knows what the situation will be like in 50 years? So the makers of the Bug-A-Salt have just revealed the next-generation version of their urban assault weapon designed to take down flies and other bothersome insects. Not only does version 2.0 use less salt than its predecessor, it also blasts it towards your creepy crawly targets with considerably more force to ensure they’re knocked out cold.
If you were driving across the beautiful southern Colorado landscape near Pueblo, you probably wouldn’t even notice them: almost one thousand concrete storage “igloos” burrowed into the landscape. This 23,000-acre complex has stored the remaining biggest cache of chemical weapons in the US since World War II. Now, it’s the site of a huge operation to destroy them.
Somehow a wall filled with these hard ceramic balls is bulletproof. It stops bullets from penetrating through the wall and even prevents bullets from ricocheting off the wall too. It’s basically the best shield against a gun we have.
13 August, 1944. The British 8th Army occupies Florence. The Allies finally break out of Normandy. Meanwhile, somewhere in the south of Tuscany, a soldier writes this encrypted message and hides it inside a bullet. In 2015, someone found it and deciphered it. It was the end of a hilariously absurd story.
Video: The US Navy will publicly show their formidable railgun at the Naval Future Force Science and Technology Expo in Washington DC on 4 February. The electromagnetic cannon launches solid projectiles over 100 nautical miles at more than six times the speed of sound. You can see it in action above.