Military Applicaton of Silly String

Wheezer

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Turns out when you google silly string this guys website is at the top of the list, so a former Marine emailed him asking for cases of silly string for practical purposes.

Read here
 

MaxDSP

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lol, looking around on the site, the creator has a lot of idle time on his/their hands huh?

But the use for silly string is kinda cool :thumbsup:
 

GoingUp

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The british use stuff like that too to detect IRA bombs in houses. They use a metal fiber optic wand that glows orange. The wand is only a few strands but it helps their eyes focus and detect trip wires.
 

Feldenak

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Gonna send that to my little brother. He's headed to Iraq at the beginning of next year.

Necessity is the mother of invention. :)
 

mcveigh

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<---jarhead
I used it about 8 yrs ago for the same purpose, our EOD instructors told us about it. so for our final exercise I brought a couple cans, it made finding tripwires very easy. but not very tactical. and you shouldn't learn to rely on it.
 

bmacd

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lol...that site is great. I just finished reading all of his experiments. The guy is a genious!

-=bmacd=-
 

Phoenix86

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Originally posted by: cscpianoman
Originally posted by: Eli
LOL :laugh:


All he needs to do now is jump into a pool! This guy has way too much time on his hands.
From the link:

May affect cell phone reception. Absolutely not for use around the pool.

;)