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The flamethrower drone conversion kit you never knew you needed is finally here
Human civilization is about fire. Creating fire is what separates us from the animals; extinguishing it without urinating on it, according to Sigmund Freud, marked the starting point for the most fundamental societies. It is also, at its core, a force of destruction — and, therefore, a weapon of war.
The brand-new TF-19 Wasp "flamethrower drone" is all of those things. Designed to lightweight drones with a 5-pound payload capacity, the Wasp drone system can spit hot fire at targets up to 25 feet away for up to 100 seconds on a single gallon of fuel.
Wasp maker ThrowFlame says the system was designed to bring "new levels of efficiency and manageability to agriculture." Sure. Cool. Whatever.
Unfortunately, it costs around $1,500. And why ThrowFlame didn't call this the 'Firefly,' I have no idea.
Learn more about the TF-19 Wasp here.
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — The police officer killed during a traffic stop in Newport News on Thursday night was a well-liked young officer who just graduated from the police academy seven months ago, Police Chief Steve Drew said at a somber news conference Friday.
75 years ago, Audie Murphy earned his Medal of Honor with nothing but a burning tank destroyer's .50 cal and insane bravery
Editor's note: a version of this post first appeared in 2018
On January 26, 1945, the most decorated U.S. service member of World War II earned his legacy in a fiery fashion.
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"I know torture's a dirty word," defense attorney Walter Ruiz told the tribunal. "I'll tell you what, judge, I'm not going to sanitize this for their concerns."