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.
Will we ever feel too old to love Nerf guns? No, I doubt it. What about Super Soakers? Oh, hush, of course not. Shooting things with toy guns is an intrinsic human joy. Here’s what you’ll be firing this year.
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.