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Should We Issue Silly String to the troops?

Posted By Blackfive • [November 05, 2005]

I dunno about this, guys.  Silly string is being used to find tripwires in MOUT ops.  Will it allow you to be far enough away from a blast accidentally set off by the string?

A lot of you sent me this one today:  The Military Applications of Silly String 

While I don't know the veracity of this, I wouldn't be surprised at all if it were true.  Joe is always thinking up more ways to survive and thrive...

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