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10 totally Crazy weapons

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posted on Aug, 20 2009 @ 03:58 PM
1 - Project X-Ray
In the early years of American involvement in WWII, a plan was conceived by a Pennsylvanian dental surgeon to strap tiny incendiary devices to bats and drop them by the thousands over Japanese cities. The bats—able to carry nearly three times their own body weight—would fly under the cover of night and take roost in traditional, highly-flammable wood and paper Japanese houses. As dawn approached, timers on the devices would ignite the "bat bombs" and entire cities would burn to the ground without the loss of life accompanied by, say, an atomic attack. The project was slowed by many complications and was ultimately shut down in 1944 because the bats would not be ready for combat until 1945.

2 - Cetacean Intelligence Mission
The Navy has been training bottlenose dolphins since at least the late 1980s to patrol and protect warships, hunt for mines, and even to carry darts and target divers for attack. Once word of the program got out, animal rights activists raised public awareness causing the Navy to turn the details highly classified; today, little is known about the extent of the operations. We do know that the animals were fitted with electronic harnesses, which ostensibly relayed signal commands, and that they were trained to recognize divers in wetsuits like prowlers in the night. How the mechanism of firing the darts was accomplished is anyone's guess.

3 - The Gay Bomb
The Air Force lab responsible for the gay bomb and the fart bomb have nothing on what the DOD has in the works today. Researchers at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia are working with the Department of Defense to develop the baddest smell you ever smelled. We're talking a mixture of vomit, excrement, B.O., burnt hair, and rotting flesh and garbage. Just thinking about it is making me queasy. The important thing to note is the need for a combination of many sources of stench—just vomit or just burnt hair won't do it because our brains can too readily adjust to accommodating one stink. But throw a half dozen at us and we're at the mercy of our gag reflex. Ultimately, the potent cocktail could be used in a "bomb" of sorts for crowd dispersal. It's also being considered for helping soldiers become accustomed to unpleasant environments.

4 - Cyborg Moths
As if most people weren't already creeped out enough by insects, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) has been working to develop cyborg spy moths. Darpa, the research arm of the Department of Defense, has already successfully implanted chips in cockroaches and rats, allowing humans to "drive" the animals with joysticks. In the case of the moths, the chip will be implanted at the pupal stage so that the animal grows around it and develops a "reliable tissue-machine interface." The spy moth will then be released at the front lines and remotely piloted into enemy territory, potentially beaming back video and audio feeds along the way.

5 - Puke light
No, it's not a rave toy gone horribly wrong, it's another spooky tool making its way into the hands of law enforcement and the military. Designed as one of a growing body of non-lethal incapacitating devices, the flashlight uses ultra bright, rapidly pulsating LEDs to first temporarily blind and then induce nausea and sometimes vomiting. The pulses quickly change color and duration, which can cause psychophysical effects in many people (although to what extent varies significantly). The same effect is sometimes inadvertently seen by helicopter pilots when sunlight rapidly flashes through their rotors, disorienting them in mid-flight. The flashlight has obvious downsides—the victim must be in front of the light and must not think quickly enough to look away—but is a promising tool for non-violent enforcement.

6 - A Military-Grade Stink Bomb
This never got any further than a three-page report. In the document, issued by a U.S. Air Force research laboratory in Ohio in 1994, the proposal was to develop a variety of bombs of uncommon ordinance (at a cost of $7.5 million), including: a flatulence bomb, which would stink so badly as to drive the enemy out of its hiding places; a bomb which would make the enemy sweat profusely; and a "halitosis bomb," which would plague soldiers with bad breath. But the coup de grâce was the bomb now colloquially referred to as the "gay bomb." Using a hypothetical aphrodisiac of remarkable potency, the bomb would spray the enemy with a substance that would quite literally turn them gay, causing the soldiers to become "irresistibly attracted to one another" and, we can only assume, forget that they were in the process of being bombed.

7 - The Scream
The Israeli Army has developed a device they're calling "The Scream," which issues short bursts of highly tuned sound designed to get in someone's head and stay there most uncomfortably until they leave the device's range. The noise isn't particularly loud and the effect is nothing like standing too close to the speakers at a rock show. Instead, it's tuned to a specific frequency that targets the inner ear and disrupts a person's equilibrium. The result is nausea and dizziness even after the sound is no longer broadcast. It is an unbearable sensation, and covering your ears is no defense.

8 - Modular Disc-Wing Urban Cruise Munition
Again, we're fans of the colloquial name: robotic frisbees of death. Currently in development under the auspices of the Air Force, the frisbees of death are robotic drones in the shape of flying discs and are designed for short flights into difficult to reach areas, like the upper stories of tall buildings or behind unnavigable obstacles. Sent airborne from a modified skeet launcher, the drones can either fly automatically or be piloted remotely from the ground. They'll be packed with armor-piercing explosives and can be set to detonate all at once or to disperse their payload over a range.

9 - Calmatives
Just as "overactive bladder" replaced "incontinence" and "habit-forming" took the place of "addictive" in drug ads and pharmacies across the country, so too has the Pentagon obfuscated "chemical weapons" with the positively delightful-sounding moniker of "calmatives." Only these aren't anything you want to take into your bubble bath. The most recent developments in calmative weapons come from Fentanyl derivatives. They are massively powerful opiates—Carfentanil is a commercially available analogue used to tranquilize elephants—which are also highly dangerous. It is widely believed to have been the variant used by the Russian police against the Chechen rebels who held 850 people hostage in a Moscow theatre in 2002. Over a hundred of the hostages died from respiratory depression as a result of the exposure. Although these weapons are classified as "non-lethal" by the American military, it is clear they can very easily have dire consequences.

10 - Mobility Denial System
a fancy name for what is essentially cartoon slime. It's actually less Inspector Gadget and more a potentially effective and valuable idea. It works like this: two polymers are mixed together—a liquid and a powder—to make a slurry, which is then pumped into a nozzle where it meets a s

[edit on 20-8-2009 by VitalOverdose]

posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 09:51 PM
Woah... now those are crazy!

Now you are not safe from Frisbees! Whyy Frisbees?!

posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 10:55 PM
Reply to post by VitalOverdose

Those are some pretty wild weapons. I have heard of the dolphins and bats before, but some of the other ones are crazy.

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posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 08:58 AM
I know the puke light concept works because i was at a Rave in the UK one time that had a lot of strobes that were working independently of each other. At 1 point in the night the strobes must have hit that special pattern because about 20% of the people there suddenly collapsed and many were sick, me included. When i got up off the floor i was ok until i turned to face the lights again and the same thing happened. The feeling was like being knocked out, was quite freaky. The people controlling the lights switched off all but 1 strobe and everyone was OK again.

I cant help thinking that the only reason they didnt develop the gay bomb was because if we had them in our arsenal then we would have to assume the Enemy might have the same weapon and that would mean we would have to train our soldiers how to cope in the event of a gay bomb attack
though it would make a funny as hell comedy sketch.

[edit on 2-9-2009 by VitalOverdose]

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 09:11 AM
The Gay Bomb


posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 09:53 AM
reply to post by LiveForever8

They could make billions in the sexual aide market, the latest attempt at it was a compound called PT-141 which was shot down my the FDA under pressure from Dubyas guberment. We cant have people enjoying sex now can we?

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 04:30 PM
how about hover tanks ? hee hee

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 04:31 PM
reply to post by gambon

would be great until you fired a shell and went flying backwards

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 04:37 PM
reply to post by VitalOverdose

The dolphin thing is pretty cool.

Dolphins are thought to be of great intelligence. Maybe they operate these darts with an active command to fire, and the computers on their harness interpret this.

They would have to be, to discern whether the diver is friend or foe.

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 04:44 PM
interesting stuff, good thread!

posted on Sep, 2 2009 @ 05:36 PM
reply to post by Miraj

I watched a documentary about the Navy's killer dolphins and apparently they all went AWOL because they didnt want to kill humans. The guy on the video said it really freaked them out.

posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 06:11 PM
Here's a good one it's called the pigeon guided bomb another WWII weapon.

Pigeons were trained to recognize targets and peck at the picture of them. When in the bomb the pigeon would peck at the window the target was in and the trajectory of the bomb would be changed. It was scraped because there was to much risk in it. Clearly these were the days before animal cruelty laws.

Some other WWII weapons you may want to check out and post your thoughts.

Sonic Gun- Germany
Death Ray- Japan
Catherine Wheel- Great Britain

posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 06:44 PM
These so-called weapons are a pathetic waste of time and taxpayer money.

Chakotay's Law:

The degree of thought expended on the creation of a weapon is directly proportional to the cowardice of the inventor, and inversely proportional to the combat effectiveness of the weapon.

KaBar. Carbine. Entrenching tool.

Simple, cheap, decisive.

The human race went wrong when the first coward that invented the first weapon wasn't exterminated by the rest of the cowards present.

posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 06:53 PM
The gay bomb! LOL!!!!!

What next? The ex-lax bomb?

posted on Sep, 10 2009 @ 02:06 PM
You forgot about the crap cannon that the military was working on that sent a sound wave into a crowd, liquifying their bowels and causing them to itshay their antspay.

posted on Sep, 10 2009 @ 02:18 PM
o my god the gay bomb,thats so horrible,i just cant..a damn!

posted on Sep, 10 2009 @ 02:46 PM

Darpa, the research arm of the Department of Defense, has already successfully implanted chips in cockroaches and rats, allowing humans to "drive" the animals with joysticks.

Manchurian Candidate, anyone?

posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 05:31 PM
reply to post by burdman30ott6

You forgot about the crap cannon that the military was working on that sent a sound wave into a crowd, liquifying their bowels and causing them to itshay their antspay.

Im not all that sure the 'Brown note' really exists. I think it was supposed to be between 2-3mhz.

[edit on 11-9-2009 by VitalOverdose]

posted on Sep, 11 2009 @ 09:54 PM
So much for Ultimate Frisbee. Using Bats and Dolphins?, talk about being creative.

posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 03:20 PM
im sure that with the population of rats that they could be trained to attack with some sort explosive or weapon tracking device. i should apply to the animal military or P.E.T.A or something

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