Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Silly String saves lives in Iraq

SillystringSilly string is quickly becoming a common request from troops overseas. The subject even made the pages of Time Magazine. So why do they want it?

"Because it's light weight and it helps detect wires when they're going through a doorway without setting off the explosive ordinance,” said Johns, the mother of a marine serving in Iraq.

You can see how the string gets hung up on wires that would otherwise be invisible to the naked eye, wires that could be connected to a bomb. And this is not something the military provides.

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