Posts Tagged ‘weapons’

Nunchaku baseball player awaits obscene contract offer from New York Yankees

October 26, 2008

We anticipate a fierce bidding war between the Red Sox and Yankees over this guy.

Via Japan Probe

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Firing at a flat surface with a .50 caliber rifle is largely considered a bad idea

July 29, 2008

Let’s demonstrate why by watching this video.  This guy is extremely fortunate that he’s still alive. Watch carefully.

WASP Knife-For slashing zombies, then exploding them with compressed air

July 24, 2008

Yeah, if you’re like me, you love killing zombies, but you wish you didn’t have to use a gun to do it. It just doesn’t seem sporting, what with the high-powered scopes and all. Well, WaspKnife.com has exactly what you need. It offers the intimacy of a close kill, combined with the exploding power of a bullet.  A more elegant weapon from a more civilized era….

Watch this demonstration on a watermelon.

The creators of knife are apparently divers and claim their product can be used to fend off predators in the water. Look at the science below.

As divers, we all know what the effects of compressed gas are underwater. Our training teaches us that our lungs would burst from over-inflation if we held our breath and rose to the surface. This principle is key to the effectiveness of the WASP Injection System.

This weapon injects a freezing cold ball of compressed gas, approximately the size of a basketball, at 800psi nearly instantly. The effects of this injection will drop many of the world’s largest land predators. The effects of the compressed gas not only cause over-inflation during ascent when used underwater, but also freezes all tissues and organs surrounding the point of injection on land or at sea. When used underwater, the injected gas carries the predator to the surface BEFORE blood is released into the water. Thus giving the diver added protection by diverting other potential predators to the surface.

This discussion brings to mind a scenario you never want to face in the water: a simultaneous zombie and shark attack. If you’re lucky, they’ll just fight one another, and then you can finish off the other. But, say the shark is turned into a zombie: would a zombie shark really be that bad? They’d just roam around all day looking for someone to feast on…which is pretty much what they do now.

Exoskeleton to be used to one day help the elderly and parapalegics to freely walk again

June 14, 2008

I heard an amazing story on NPR today. Please see the excerpt below. While Skynet will one day destroy humanity, it’s refreshing to see that not all technology is out to kill Sarah Connor.

Full story: NPR’s Weekend America: Monty’s Lifesuit: From Science Fiction to Fact
This weekend, San Francisco hosts the 2008 RoboGames. Last year’s event attracted more than 3,000 spectators — they came to see robots and their human inventors compete in races, weightlifting and all-out robo-smackdowns.

But one returning champion from Seattle has a bigger mission in mind. Reporter Jeremy Richards has the story:

Like any good superhero story, Monty Reed’s journey starts with a single terrifying event. In 1983, fresh out of high school, Monty joined the Army, eventually securing a place with the elite Airborne Rangers. He had 38 successful jumps. But something went wrong on his 39th jump.

“We were doing a night jump,” Reed says. “It was battalion-wide, so it was hundreds of parachutes in the air, and somebody’s parachute came too close to me, and that stole the air. So my canopy collapsed, and I hit the ground.”

On impact, Monty broke his back in several places. He spent a year recovering at a hospital in Ford Ord, Calif.

“While I was in the hospital, paralyzed legs, fingers on both hands paralyzed, the doctors told me your condition is permanent and it will get worse. So get used to it.”

Monty didn’t accept this. He took out a pad of paper and wrote across the top: “Monty Shall Walk.” To distract himself from the pain, he found solace in science-fiction novels. That’s when inspiration hit:

Watch the results of his inspiration. More info. available at They Shall Walk.