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Top 10 Craziest Military Weapons You Won't Believe Were Invented-0

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Top 10 Craziest Military Weapons You Won't Believe Were Invented Subscribe: http://goo.gl/Q2kKrD // TIMESTAMPS BELOW ---------- CELEBRATE 10 YEARS OF WATCHMOJO WITH OUR SPECIAL EDITION MAGAZINE, LINKS BELOW! Some of the craziest military weapons ever invented are pretty strange. Ever thought a wind canon that shoots compressed air at your target would come in handy? What about the highly ineffective Japanese Fire Balloons? Or how about Who Me, a weapon that emits a horrible smell of feces to disorient enemies? These are just some of the bizarre weapons of war that did not work. WatchMojo counts down ten insane war tactics and weapons. If you’re interested in learning more about weapons and wars, check out our lists of the Top10 Most Deadly Ninja Weapons: https://youtu.be/kXhcmuv1RTs, Top 10 Bloodiest Wars of the Last Century: https://youtu.be/j_Z67hjsi0s and Top 10 Battles in History: https://youtu.be/qNOY1qPRSUM. 00:30 #10: Project Habakkuk 01:18 #9: Dazer Laser 02:14 #8: Windkanone 03:11 #7: Who Me 04:07 #6: Novgorod 04:52 #5: Man Catcher 05:37 #4: Japanese Fire Balloon [aka Fu-Go] 06:31 #3, #2 & #1 ???? Special thanks to our user ViolaCello for suggesting this idea! Check out the voting page at http://www.watchmojo.com/suggest/10%20Weird%20weapons%20of%20war Our Magazine!! Learn the inner workings of WatchMojo and meet the voices behind the videos, articles by our specialists from gaming, film, tv, anime and more. VIEW INSTANTLY: http://goo.gl/SivjcX WatchMojo's Social Media Pages http://www.Facebook.com/WatchMojo http://www.Twitter.com/WatchMojo http://instagram.com/watchmojo Get WatchMojo merchandise at shop.watchmojo.com WatchMojo’s ten thousand videos on Top 10 lists, Origins, Biographies, Tips, How To’s, Reviews, Commentary and more on Pop Culture, Celebrity, Movies, Music, TV, Film, Video Games, Politics, News, Comics, Superheroes. Your trusted authority on ranking Pop Culture.

Overview

The bizzar and unusual "halitosis bomb" and "gay bomb" are informal names for two theoretical non-lethal chemical weapons that a United States Air Force research laboratory speculated about producing; the theories involve discharging female sex pheromones over enemy forces in order to make them sexually attracted to each other.

In 1994 the Wright Laboratory in Ohio, a predecessor to today's United States Air Force Research Laboratory, produced a three-page proposal on a variety of possible nonlethal chemical weapons, which was later obtained by the Sunshine Project through a Freedom of Information Act request.

Background

Some body spray advertisers claim that their products contain human sexual pheromones which act as an aphrodisiac. In the 1970s, "copulins" were patented as products which release human pheromones, based on research on rhesus monkeys. Subsequently, androstenone, axillary sweat, and "vomodors" have been claimed to act as human pheromones. Despite these claims, no pheromonal substance has ever been demonstrated to directly influence human behavior in a peer reviewed study.

Few well-controlled scientific studies have ever been published suggesting the possibility of pheromones in humans. Using a brain imaging technique, Swedish researchers have shown that when homosexual and heterosexual males are presented with two odors that may be involved in sexual arousal their brains tend to respond differently, and that the homosexual men tend to respond in the same way as heterosexual women, though it could not be determined whether this was cause or effect. The study was expanded to include homosexual women; the results were consistent with previous findings meaning that homosexual women were not as responsive to male identified odors, while their response to female cues was similar to that of heterosexual males. According to the researchers, this research suggests a possible role for human pheromones in the biological basis of sexual orientation. In 2008, it was found using functional magnetic resonance imaging that the right orbitofrontal cortex, right fusiform cortex, and right hypothalamus respond to airborne natural human sexual sweat.

Leaked documents

In both of the documents, the possibility was canvassed that a strong aphrodisiac could be dropped on enemy troops, ideally one which would also cause "homosexual behavior". The documents described the aphrodisiac weapon as "distasteful, but completely non-lethal".

Body odors

Body odor remote-engineering, such as halitosis and hyperhidrosis, was another possibility discussed. Again, these effects would be produced by a non-lethal chemical weapon—possibly one that would affect the hormonal and digestive systems. It appears that a 'heavy sweating bomb', 'flatulence bomb' and 'halitosis bomb' were also considered by a committee at the time. The plan was to make an enemy so smelly they could be quite literally sniffed out of hiding by their opponents. It was also considered damaging to the enemy's morale. 

Ig Nobel Prize awards

Wright Laboratory won the 2007 Ig Nobel Peace Prize for "instigating research & development on a chemical weapon—the so-called 'gay bomb'/'poof bomb'—that will make enemy soldiers become sexually irresistible to each other." 

See also

  1. Science
  2. EMP
  3. Atomic\nuclear war

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