Toy Maker Or Military Contractor?

Cockeyed.com is showcasing an innovative (and very serious) use for Silly String. American forces in Iraq and Afghanistan are using the cans of amusement to detect trip wires. The brightly-colored string gets draped over even the finest tripwire, making it easy to spot.
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First introduced in 1969 by Julius Samann, Silly String is non-toxic, non-flammable, and free of CFCs. Ergo, this low tech safety device is also safe to use.
[via Lifehacker]

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  • Deanna

    What state was silly string invented it?