6 new weapons that you literally can not hide from

6 new weapons that you literally can not hide from

Postby Lighthawk » Sat Jan 22, 2011 1:00 am

From Cracked.com

The Iron Curtain, though not actually a weapon, was certainly jaw dropping to see in action. However nothing compares to the Kinetic Fireball Incendiaries, which at first just sounds too cartoony to take seriously, but then just sounds equal parts awesome and horrifying.

The idea is to launch lots of hollow balls of rubberized rocket fuel with a hole in one side, and light them on fire.. They become rocket-powered fireballs that bounce around inside the building, killing everything near them in the most cartoonish yet horrifying way possible. The thing is, the flaming balls don't actually have to hit you. The concept works something like a martini shaker; the reason the shaker cools your delicious drink faster than simply mixing in ice cubes is because they move around the liquid inside, cooling a higher volume in a much shorter time. With the KFI, you get essentially the same thing, except the ice cubes are flaming balls that raise the ambient air temperature to over 1000 degrees in seconds, not to mention knocking down doors and spreading the same horror throughout the building.
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Re: 6 new weapons that you literally can not hide from

Postby Tsukiyumi » Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:22 am

Acme finally got their sh*t together?

Nice.
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Re: 6 new weapons that you literally can not hide from

Postby Mikey » Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:52 pm

I think future research should be along the lines of predicting genomes that will become the enemy's best soldier, then traveling back in time and preventing his parents from meeting.
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Re: 6 new weapons that you literally can not hide from

Postby stitch626 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:00 pm

Mikey wrote:I think future research should be along the lines of predicting genomes that will become the enemy's best soldier, then traveling back in time and preventing his parents from meeting.

I think not. Such technology would be devastating should it get into the hands of a madman. And what happens if the genome was wrong, then we just killed a civilian. And what if said parents had more than one child? Thats mass murder.

Unless you were joking, I can't tell.
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Re: 6 new weapons that you literally can not hide from

Postby Mikey » Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:30 pm

No, I really meant that we should pursue the burgeoning realm of mil-spec time travel technology.

That, too, was a joke. :roll:
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Re: 6 new weapons that you literally can not hide from

Postby Tsukiyumi » Sat Jan 22, 2011 9:39 pm

:laughroll:
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Re: 6 new weapons that you literally can not hide from

Postby mwhittington » Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:29 am

As Jerry Lee Lewis would say: Goodness Gracious, Great Balls of Fire! (ducks!)
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Re: 6 new weapons that you literally can not hide from

Postby Tyyr » Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:59 pm

I'd just about guarantee that the idea for the KFI originated from some guys screwing around with rocket propellant one day after a few beers.
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Re: 6 new weapons that you literally can not hide from

Postby Lighthawk » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:34 pm

"Bob! Yo Bob, ya gotta check this out! If I take this ball of rocket fuel, and a poke a hole in it, watch what happens when it gets lit on fire!" *Zoom!*

"Mike, that is awesome...let me try!" *Zoom!*

"Hey Bob, I just had a great idea...lets do a bunch of them all at once!"

"You mean like tying a whole packet of bottle rockets together?"

"Exactly..."




"So How did they die?"

"Playing with rocket fuel. They somehow turned the stuff into a bunch of little fireballs that sucked all the oxygen out of the air while it cooked them alive."

"...can we duplicated that?"
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Re: 6 new weapons that you literally can not hide from

Postby Mikey » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:03 pm

If that's how the weapon was developed, then it was no doubt intended primarily for use against white-tail bucks.
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Re: 6 new weapons that you literally can not hide from

Postby mwhittington » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:02 am

Or squirrels, or raccoons, or possums, or wild boars...
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