You can make a squirt gun out of almost any piece of random junk lying around your house, but Mark Rober, a former NASA engineer who worked on the Curiosity Rover, takes his tinkering to a whole other level.
Do you remember hearing about the most powerful Nerf Gun last summer? That was his. This year though, he added the water works to create the world’s largest Super Soaker. The Guinness World-Record setting firearm is a whopping seven feet long and blasts water at 272 miles per hour.
After consulting with Lonnie Johnson, engineer of the original Super Soaker, Rober and Bob Clagett from the YouTube channel “I Like To Make Stuff” spent six months constructing the behemoth water cannon, which is so powerful it can shatter glass, blow up a soda can, and split a watermelon in half.
The water gun is pressurized at 2,400 pounds per square inch, which, according to Rober is “eight times the pressure of a fire truck hose.”
In hindsight, he added, “[It’s] probably overkill.”
Rober was also kind enough to throw in a Dropbox link with all the instructions for you to build you own weapon of watery destruction. Rober says he used his on his friends and family, but perhaps it would be better suited for the remaining detainees in Gitmo?
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Dashcam footage from a freeway commuter shows the moment a pilot ejected from an F-16 military jet last week, releasing a parachute before the aircraft slammed into a Riverside County, California warehouse.
Several members of the Marine Corps' famous Silent Drill Platoon were kicked out of the service or punished by their command after someone reported witnessing them using a training rifle to strike someone.
Three Marines have been discharged in the last 60 days and two others lost a rank after the Naval Criminal Investigative Service began looking into hazing allegations inside the revered unit that performs at public events around the world.
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian M. Wilbur.)
Defense officials will brief President Donald Trump's national security team on a plan that involves sending 5,000 more troops to the Middle East to deter Iran, Task & Purpose has learned.
So far, no decisions have been made about whether to send the reinforcements to the region, unnamed U.S. officials told CNN's Barbara Starr.
"The military capabilities being discussed include sending additional ballistic missile defense systems, Tomahawk cruise missiles on submarines, and surface ships with land attack capabilities for striking at a long range," CNN reports. "Specific weapons systems and units have not been identified."
The thousands of sailors, Coasties and Marines who descend on New York City every year for Fleet Week are an awesome sight to behold on their own, but this year's confab of U.S. service members includes a uniquely powerful homecoming as well.