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(Daily Mail)   Man invents air-powered rifle capable of taking out flies with blast of rock salt. Will also work against young people cutting across your lawn wearing those baggy pants and listening to the rap music and being impertinent (pics)   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 36
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2014-07-04 11:24:34 AM
That video is hilarious.

/also, WANT
 
2014-07-04 12:00:32 PM
That's a lot of spilled salt......

/bad luck, very bad luck
 
2014-07-04 12:05:03 PM
bets on how long it's gonna take for someone to Cheney somebody in the eyes with this?
 
2014-07-04 12:09:00 PM
The sound effects in the video had me cracking up. And I want one of those guns. Have a wasp problem, wonder if it will kill those buggers.
 
2014-07-04 12:15:26 PM
I was one of the backers of the original indiegogo for this. I have thoroughly enjoyed using it.
 
2014-07-04 12:16:52 PM

skinink: The sound effects in the video had me cracking up. And I want one of those guns. Have a wasp problem, wonder if it will kill those buggers.


It probably will, but remember a mushed wasp spews alarm pheremones calling all her relatives to come avenge her.
 
2014-07-04 12:21:31 PM
It's not rock salt, just regular table salt.  I bought one last christmas or so for my brother in law who is a huge gun nut.  He loved the idea it but says it's not as great in practice.  Maybe your experience will be different.  Since I bought mine you can now get them on Amazon.
 
2014-07-04 12:24:49 PM
Good. I will shoot this directly down the ass crack of the next saggy pants wearing kid that gets in my way.
 
2014-07-04 12:39:43 PM
It's a pity the range isn't greater than 36", I had visions of myself sitting down, watching TV, shooting the little bastards as they fly by.
 
2014-07-04 12:50:18 PM
I had a machine gun water pistol when I was a kid that would kill flies from 10 feet away. Each spurt of water was maybe .1ml, but was with enough force to sting when it hit bare skin.
 
2014-07-04 01:00:46 PM
Looks like fun ! I used to use rubber bands ; I got good enough to shoot 'em out the air.
 
2014-07-04 01:02:09 PM
Isn't that just trading a bug problem for a cleaning problem?
 
2014-07-04 01:06:47 PM
Old and busted. I read about this several years ago. Garbage Freight electronic fly swatter is much more fun to use.
 
2014-07-04 01:12:33 PM
that's fun and all, but here in the south you would run out of salt before taking out all the bugs in just one backyard
 
2014-07-04 01:58:39 PM
Meh, it's been on Fark before.
 
2014-07-04 02:25:53 PM
A blast of air from a pellet pistol works just as well.
 
2014-07-04 02:34:40 PM
How have I never heard of this before?
 
2014-07-04 02:59:21 PM

shanteyman: Looks like fun ! I used to use rubber bands ; I got good enough to shoot 'em out the air.


This
 
2014-07-04 03:02:45 PM
"Impertinent"

*snicker*

I was once fired from a job for, as God is my witness, "impertinence".
 
2014-07-04 03:19:49 PM
Wonder why they just don't load a .22 short with some powdered sand or something.
 
2014-07-04 03:25:16 PM

qlenfg: Old and busted. I read about this several years ago. Garbage Freight electronic fly swatter is much more fun to use.


Yup.
 
2014-07-04 03:40:34 PM

way south: Wonder why they just don't load a .22 short with some powdered sand or something.


They make several varieties with rat shot. My aunt was hell on woodpeckers that liked to mess up the eaves of her house.
 
2014-07-04 04:02:41 PM
A spokesperson for the company said: 'This is a completely safe way to take out an annoying bug or your little sister's eye."

/Inevitable
 
2014-07-04 04:13:24 PM

Poot beer: "Impertinent"

*snicker*

I was once fired from a job for, as God is my witness, "impertinence".


*fistbump*

/Yeah, me too
//I always chalked it up to simply having a personality
 
2014-07-04 04:53:22 PM

qlenfg: way south: Wonder why they just don't load a .22 short with some powdered sand or something.

They make several varieties with rat shot. My aunt was hell on woodpeckers that liked to mess up the eaves of her house.


i shot a mouse in my home with 22lr shot.. it was loud and EXCEPTIONALLY messy! I cannot understate the amount of mouse guts that sprayed all over the living room. I learned my lesson. I also ruined a puzzle box (and the puzzle) from the pellets and guts.  Guns work best outside where the mess is not a problem.
 
2014-07-04 05:47:26 PM

SumoJeb: qlenfg: way south: Wonder why they just don't load a .22 short with some powdered sand or something.

They make several varieties with rat shot. My aunt was hell on woodpeckers that liked to mess up the eaves of her house.

i shot a mouse in my home with 22lr shot.. it was loud and EXCEPTIONALLY messy! I cannot understate the amount of mouse guts that sprayed all over the living room. I learned my lesson. I also ruined a puzzle box (and the puzzle) from the pellets and guts.  Guns work best outside where the mess is not a problem.


Next time use a 22 CB cap.
 
2014-07-04 05:51:15 PM

lamric: SumoJeb: qlenfg: way south: Wonder why they just don't load a .22 short with some powdered sand or something.

They make several varieties with rat shot. My aunt was hell on woodpeckers that liked to mess up the eaves of her house.

i shot a mouse in my home with 22lr shot.. it was loud and EXCEPTIONALLY messy! I cannot understate the amount of mouse guts that sprayed all over the living room. I learned my lesson. I also ruined a puzzle box (and the puzzle) from the pellets and guts.  Guns work best outside where the mess is not a problem.

Next time use a 22 CB cap.


OR, maybe, just leave the mouse alone.
 
2014-07-04 06:23:01 PM

RatMaster999: lamric: SumoJeb: qlenfg: way south: Wonder why they just don't load a .22 short with some powdered sand or something.

They make several varieties with rat shot. My aunt was hell on woodpeckers that liked to mess up the eaves of her house.

i shot a mouse in my home with 22lr shot.. it was loud and EXCEPTIONALLY messy! I cannot understate the amount of mouse guts that sprayed all over the living room. I learned my lesson. I also ruined a puzzle box (and the puzzle) from the pellets and guts.  Guns work best outside where the mess is not a problem.

Next time use a 22 CB cap.

OR, maybe, just leave the mouse alone.


I hate mice.  Chew things, poop and urine everywhere.  Outside I'd brake for them.  Inside my home, I have no pity or remorse.
 
2014-07-04 06:28:59 PM
Get the Jawz brand traps. I use the rat-size ones around here, and they always catch them. They cock like a clothespin, so no chance of whacking your finger trying to set it. I've caught rats, birds, baby possums, and I suspect the neighbor's cat carried one off stuck to its nose.
 
2014-07-04 08:03:55 PM

qlenfg: Get the Jawz brand traps. I use the rat-size ones around here, and they always catch them. They cock like a clothespin, so no chance of whacking your finger trying to set it. I've caught rats, birds, baby possums, and I suspect the neighbor's cat carried one off stuck to its nose.



Dude, seeing a mouses paw (sans mouse) stuck in a glue trap put me off killing mice....seriously, made my heart hurt
 
2014-07-04 08:49:52 PM

lamric: A blast of air from a pellet pistol works just as well.


This.
 
2014-07-04 09:12:26 PM

almejita: qlenfg: Get the Jawz brand traps. I use the rat-size ones around here, and they always catch them. They cock like a clothespin, so no chance of whacking your finger trying to set it. I've caught rats, birds, baby possums, and I suspect the neighbor's cat carried one off stuck to its nose.


Dude, seeing a mouses paw (sans mouse) stuck in a glue trap put me off killing mice....seriously, made my heart hurt


Ugh, I hate sticky traps. An idiot friend of mine's girlfriend would just leave them to starve because she couldn't bear killing the "poor mice." I shot six of them in the top of the head with a pellet pistol one night while I was over there, that's a farked up way to kill something. Not the pellet gun, the starving, but apparently I was the one who was farked in the head.

/same chick slapped her terrier for killing a mouse.
//they now have a kid.
///I really do hate people sometimes.
 
2014-07-04 09:38:45 PM
SumoJeb:

i shot a mouse in my home with 22lr shot.. it was loud and EXCEPTIONALLY messy! I cannot understate the amount of mouse guts that sprayed all over the living room. I learned my lesson. I also ruined a puzzle box (and the puzzle) from the pellets and guts.  Guns work best outside where the mess is not a problem.

Holy shiat man, that is one of the best stories I've read in awhile.
 
2014-07-04 09:53:40 PM

JonnyBlack: almejita: qlenfg: Get the Jawz brand traps. I use the rat-size ones around here, and they always catch them. They cock like a clothespin, so no chance of whacking your finger trying to set it. I've caught rats, birds, baby possums, and I suspect the neighbor's cat carried one off stuck to its nose.


Dude, seeing a mouses paw (sans mouse) stuck in a glue trap put me off killing mice....seriously, made my heart hurt

Ugh, I hate sticky traps. An idiot friend of mine's girlfriend would just leave them to starve because she couldn't bear killing the "poor mice." I shot six of them in the top of the head with a pellet pistol one night while I was over there, that's a farked up way to kill something. Not the pellet gun, the starving, but apparently I was the one who was farked in the head.

/same chick slapped her terrier for killing a mouse.
//they now have a kid.
///I really do hate people sometimes.




Spring traps are best, but don't work on every size of mouse and baiting can be tricky. Poison is a terribly bad idea all around.
Glue works if you aren't against killing the mice yourself (its inhumane to just leave them there).

Distasteful as it is its better to dispatch them with the back of a heavy knife than letting them overpopulate, spread disease, or ruin the area.

/domesticated pests are a problem for the natural environment.
/they're entirely our responsibility to deal with.
 
2014-07-05 01:21:06 AM
I have one of those guns. If flies had their own tv channel I'd be the lead story every night.
 
2014-07-05 09:15:01 PM
My girlfriend was as tickled with the video as I was, and she likes her bugs dead or at least tumbling through the air in slo-mo.
Damn Amazon Buy-with-one-click.

If it can be hacked to run off a scuba tank, I can see myself stalking around the house like Anton Chigurh in "No Country For Old Men"

Also, no more wussy hand-rubbing spices in to your grillin' steaks.
 
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