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10 CRAZIEST Weapons You Won’t Believe EXIST!


– Oh, uh, hello everyone. My name’s Eugene, and
I’m here to introduce you to the latest in military weaponry, the Devastator 8000. Toss it at your opponents and
let it cute them to death. (chuckles) Yeah, I’m done. (sighing) – Welcome everyone to a brand new Top Ten. My name is Matthew Santoro, and although the
Devastator 8000 might seem like a strange weapon, it doesn’t even come close
to being the strangest weapon compared to some that actually out there. So today, I’ve assembled
a list of invented weapons that were either complete failures, or were way more complex
than they needed to be. And either way, you’re gonna
have a hard time believing these are out there. But they are. So, without further adieu, here they are, the Ten Craziest Weapons
You Won’t Believe Exist. Number one is the Whirlwind Cannon. Originally designed to
take out enemy aircrafts in World War II, the Whirlwind Cannon was designed by Austrian physicist Mario Zippermayr. This weapon actually
created pressurized vortexes produced by explosions
in a combustion chamber that were directed at targets using a specially designed nozzle. The Nazi party approved its creation after Zippermayr’s
miniature prototype managed to break a ten centimeter
thick wooden board at a distance of 168 meters. The weapon’s success,
however, was short lived as the full sized cannons
could not create whirlwinds that reached anywhere near the altitude that Allied planes generally flew at. Although I hear it’s really
good at sending you to Oz. Or, dropping a house on Hitler. Number two is the Bulgarian Umbrella. Developed by the Bulgarian
secret service and the KGB, the Bulgarian Umbrella
fired tiny pellets filled with a deadly poison called ricin. The instrument became famous
after one was reportedly used by a KGB operative in the assassination of dissident writer Georgi Markov on September 7th, 1978. Markov told doctors right before his death that he’d been waiting for a bus when he felt a small sting on his leg. He described it must like
the bite of an insect, and turned to find a
man lifting an umbrella and walking away. He died just four days later. But what made this weapon
even more impressive was the ammunition itself. Incredibly small holes were
bored into each pellet, filled with poison, and
then plugged at the end with a coating that melted
at 37 degrees Celsius, the exact temperature of the human body. So interestingly, the
weapon didn’t prove fatal until the coating melted and the ricin entered the bloodstream. Okay, this one totally seems
like something Q would make for James Bond. I mean, if Q was a twisted
Bulgarian assassin. We don’t know what he
did in his free time. Number three is the Vespa 150 Tap. Produced by the ACMA for
French paratroopers in 1956, the Vespa 150 Tap was an M-20 75 millimeter recoilless rifle attached to a scooter. Unlike a civilian Vespa, this came with totally reinforced framing and, of course, a cannon
that could penetrate over ten centimeters of armor per shot. The 150 Tap was always deployed in pairs with one scooter carrying
ammunition instead of a gun. Tell them what they’ve won, Johnny! This incredible machine
combines all the fun of a nice afternoon ride through the town with the joy of blowing (bleep) up, Grand Thef Auto style! Amazing! Number four are Bat Bombs. Developed by the United States for use in World War II, Bat Bombs were designed by a
dentist named Lytle S. Adams. Instead of one explosive,
large shells were separated into thousands of tiny compartments, each one containing a hibernating,
Mexican three-tailed bat with a small, timed incendiary
bomb attached to it. (screeching) The casings would then be
dropped from a bomber at dawn and would parachute down,
opening to release the bats. The animals would then find
shelter in attics and eaves within a 30-60 kilometer radius, places that could not easily be reached when the fires from the blasts started. Disturbing, yet kind of genius. Of course, eventually the
development of them was halted due to the amount of money
needed to complete the project and the development of the
atomic bomb at the same time making these weapons unnecessary. (clearing throat) Look, I’m gonna be completely
honest with you guys, before I researched what
Bat Bombs actually were, I totally thought it was something out of Batman’s utility belt. I need to get out more. Number five is the Dyson
LePetit Protector Ring. Holding the record of being the world’s smallest
functioning revolver, the Dyson LePetit Protector
Ring was originally sold in the early 19th century, and was popular among gamblers. It was designed to be worn on one finger and came in five and six-shot models, each firing five
millimeter pin-fire rounds. Unfortunately, because of its small size, the burn from the gun powder
often would cause more damage than the bullet itself. Its size, though, made it quite risky. If you’re going to use it while gambling, you better make sure it works. Huh! I just lost everything! Or did I? Ha ha! (clearing throat) I’m sorry. Please don’t kill me. Number six is Who? Me? (sniffing) You smell somethin’? Created during World War
II by the American office of strategic services, Who? Me? was a stench weapon to be used against German
officers by the French resistance. This spray smelled of (clearing throat) well, poop, and was to be carried in small, easy to conceal dispensers that the resistance
member could covertly use. The idea was that if a
German officer was sprayed, it would humiliate him and decrease morale in the occupying forces ranks. (chuckles) Rank. However, after only two weeks, the experiment was
labeled a dismal failure, due to the extremely volatile compounds used to make it poopy, and the fact that the smell was so strong, it would often make the
person who sprayed it smell just as bad as as those being sprayed. Ooh, that’s just nasty. Well, nothing like a practical joke to end the world’s
biggest war, am I right? Number seven is the Claw of Archimedes. This ancient weapon was designed by the great Archimedes himself. Also known as the Iron Hand, the Claw was used to
protect Syracuse, Italy from attacks by sea. Attached to long ropes, the claws were actually grappling hooks which would lay on the ocean floor until an enemy ship passed over them. The machine would then
raise the claws quickly, snagging the ship and raising
it partly out of the water, capsizing it. It was kind of like the world’s
first claw machine game. Except, instead of
winning stuffed animals, it drowned a bunch of Roman sailors. (snarling) It worked. Number eight is the Puckle Gun. Also called the defense gun, this tripod mounted single-barrel gun with a revolving cylinder
could fire multiple times and is considered to be the
first machine gun ever produced. Capable of firing 63
shots in seven minutes, this gun doesn’t really seem
like it belongs on this list. Until you hear about its ammunition. See, the Puckle gun fired two
different types of bullets according to the device’s patent. Round bullets were used
against Christians, and square bullets, yes, square bullets, which were considered much more painful, were used on Muslim Turks in an attempt to convert
them to Christianity and thus caused less pain. That really seems like a poor
argument to convert someone. I mean, who’s gonna care
about the shape of the bullet. You’re still getting shot! (gasps) He got square bullets! Oh, but you use round
ones if I’m Christian? Ah, oh, converted! Look at that! Hallelujah! (gunshot)
Ugh! Number nine is Project Habakkuk. Designed in 1941 by Geoffrey Pyke to be a colossal floating island made of, believe it or not, wood, pulp and ice, Habakkuk was to function as
a mid-ocean aircraft carrier to help hunt down German
U-boats in World War II. Why did all of the weird stuff
come out of the World Wars? The wood and ice material called pykrete was much more resistant than ice alone, a fact that Pyke proved at a conference when he shot a piece of it
with his service revolver and hit another officer
with the ricocheting bullet. Project Habakkuk was
ultimately abandoned in 1943 due to cost restraints, mostly over the amount of steel required to properly build the rudders and runway, and the fact that the
steal was in short supply. But amazingly, it took three hot summers to completely melt the Habakkuk prototype, and only 30 seconds for that other officer to knock out Pyke for his misfire. Ow, bitch, you shot me! Slap! And number ten, the Gay Bomb. This one just might take the cake as the most ridiculous
weapon ever created. In 1994, the Wright Laboratory in Ohio designed a non-lethal chemical weapon that would discharge female sex pheromones on opposing male soldiers in order to make them
irresistable to each other. Essentially, the plan was
to confuse enemy combatants and have them conduct homosexual behavior. Yup, this was developed! Wright Labs research into the gay bomb actually earned them an IG Nobel Prize, a parody of the actual award
given for trivial achievements, but for some reason, nobody
showed up to claim it. I couldn’t imagine why! (chuckles) And those, my friends, were
ten of the craziest weapons that were ever developed. As always, if you guys enjoyed this video, please let me know by leaving a comment and giving that like button a click, and I will see you all
back here next Saturday with a brand new video. Peace! Ahh! Ah, my friends. Some announcements! I recently shot an entire series with Anheuser-Busch and some YouTube friends
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