Interesting Question of the Day – 16 Jan 2014

Why did American soldiers use silly string in Iraq?

It’s not for fun. It had a serious military application.

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4 comments on “Interesting Question of the Day – 16 Jan 2014
  1. Old Bill says:

    For finding trip wires that set off booby traps. It settles on them and makes them visible.

    • admin says:

      And apparently it wasn’t easy to get silly string to them? It wasn’t issued to them and it couldn’t be shipped privately because it’s in an aerosol can. Eventually they found a way.

  2. TK says:

    They were detecting land mines and IEDs.

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