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Top 10 Weirdest Weapons


Top Ten Weirdest Weapons 10. Animal Bombs Today animal rights organizations would protest
the use of animals in warfare but in World War II, several different nations did just
that. The United States tried bats with tiny incendiary bombs because of the large number
of bats available, their ability to carry more than their own weight and the fact that
they find hiding places like buildings during the day. The British attempted using dead
rats with plastic explosives inside. They thought that when the Germans would shovel
them into the boilers with the coal they would explode. In the Soviet Union, anti-tank dogs
were trained to think that food was stored under tanks and armored vehicles. Then they
were laden with explosives and released onto the battlefield where they ran straight under
the tank and were detonated — doing the most damage possible to the tank. Whose Idea Was This? The mastermind behind the bat bomb was dental
surgeon Lytle S. Adams whose idea was approved by President Roosevelt in 1942. The exploding
rats were one of the developments of Britain’s Special Operations Executive, an organization
started in World War II to conduct warfare by means other than direct military engagement.
But before the rats could be used, the first shipment was intercepted by the Germans and
the Brits dropped the plan. The use of dogs for military purposes in the Soviet Union
began in 1924 and a specialized training school was founded in the Moscow Oblast. 9. The Sword Breaker A weapon of the Middle Ages, the sword breaker
was a long sturdy dagger with notches cut on one side of the blade. During battle a
knight would catch his opponent’s sword in one of the notches and with a quick twist
would break the blade. Whose Idea Was This? It is unknown who came up with the idea for
the sword breaker but it came into use in the Medieval Era, and was one of many tools
in a knight’s arsenal. 8. The Man Catcher The man catcher is a type of pole weapon with
two prongs, each of which is semicircular with a spring loaded trap on the front. It
was designed as a means of pulling a person from horseback and played a major role in
the Medieval custom of capturing royal or noble enemies for ransom. The man catcher
was also used to trap and hold violent prisoners. Whose idea was this? No one knows who invented the man catcher
but it came into use in Europe during the Medieval period and was used until the 18th
century. The Edo era Japanese had a similar weapon called a sasumata which pinned an enemy
to the ground or against a wall. A variation of the susamata is still used today by Japanese
riot police. 7. The Puckle Gun Often considered the first machine gun, the
Puckle Gun or Defence gun was a tripod-mounted, single barrel flintlock gun with a multi shot
revolving cylinder. It was designed for use on ships to prevent boarding and could fire
63 shots in seven minutes. But what makes this weapon weird and unique is that it was
capable of firing two types of bullets, round bullets to be used against Christian enemies
and square bullets to be used against Muslim Turks. The square bullets were thought to
be more painful and according to the patent would convince the Turks of the benefits of
Christian civilization. Whose idea was this? The Puckle Gun was invented by English inventor,
lawyer and writer, James Puckle in 1718. The patent was one of the first patents to require
a description of how it worked. Despite drawing a few investors the Puckle Gun was never widely
produced as many gunsmiths couldn’t mass produce the complex components. 6. Flying Aircraft Carriers Popularly included in many steam punk style
novels, TV shows and movies, the flying aircraft carrier was briefly a part of the collective
imagination of the wartime public. While most think of a zeppelin type ship with an airship
on the top, after the Hindenberg disaster all plans to build these types of ships were
scrapped. However, later attempts to transport fighters closer to the action include bombers
and more recently, modified Boeing 747s. Whose idea was this? The Zeppelin carriers were developed by the
US Navy in World War II using a system where a plane was equipped with a sky hook that
would attach to a trapeze on the bottom of the ship. The bombers were first used by the
Japanese on kamikaze missions in World War II. Later bomber and jet carriers were developed
by NASA. 5. The Lantern Shield A product of the Renaissance, the Lantern
Shield was not only a defensive tool but a weapon in its own right. The Lantern Shield
is a small buckler on which was an added gauntlet with serrated blades, a long blade parallel
to the user’s arm, spikes and lantern attached to the center of the shield with a hook. The
lanterns were covered with a leather flap and then were removed to confuse the attacker.
But it wasn’t so much of a military weapon, it was used either by fencers or as protection
from criminals while walking the city streets at night. Whose idea was this? It is unknown who invented the lantern shield
but it came into use in 16th century Italy. It has been considered by some as a Swiss-army
shield because it is a balance of defensive and attacking characteristics with a touch
of psychological warfare thrown in for good measure. 4. Project Habakkuk During World War II, metal was a precious
commodity. Allied forces were losing a lot of supply ships to German U-boats. So the
British government planned to build an aircraft carrier out of pykrete (a mixture of ice and
wood pulp). After much research, they determined that the carrier would be 2000 feet long with
a 40 ft thick hull which would be built with an extensive cooling system and would be capable
of carrying 150 planes. The pykrete itself was made out of 14% wood pulp and 86% water
which was more easily repaired than traditional metal ships. Whose idea was this? The pykrete carrier was invented by Geoffrey
Pyke while he was working at Combined Operations Headquarters. Although before any ships were
produced, the war had come to an end and there was no longer a need to create these ships. 3. The Claw of Archimedes The Claw of Archimedes was designed in the
third century AD to protect the Carthaginian stronghold of Syracuse from a Roman naval
attack. It was a giant crane with large grappling hooks attached to it with ropes. When a Roman
ship got close to the city walls, the hooks would grab onto the ship and lift it partly
out of the water. Then the ship was dropped causing them to capsize. The machine was so
effectively hidden that the Romans began to think they were fighting against the Gods. Whose idea was this? One of the greatest minds of his time, Archimedes
was charged with the task of defending Syracuse by its ruler Heiro. The Claw of Archimedes
became useful during the Second Punic War when Rome attacked Syracuse with more than
220 Quinqueremes. 2. The Whirlwind Cannon The Whirlwind Cannon was built in Germany
during World War II to produce man-made whirlwinds. The machine worked by creating explosions
in a combustion chamber and releasing them through nozzles at their targets. A smaller
scale model was built and was capable of shattering planks 200 yards away. A full size Whirlwind
Cannon was constructed but it was unable to produce whirlwinds at high altitudes and the
project was scrapped. Whose idea was this? The Whirlwind Cannon was the brainchild of
Dr. Zippermeyer, an Austrian inventor who built a number of odd anti-aircraft weapons
out of an experimental establishment at Lofer in the Tyrol. During the war his work was
closely watched by the German Office of Aeronautics as a way of protecting Germany from the overwhelming
numbers of the Allied Air Forces. 1. Gay Bombs The halitosis bomb or gay bomb was a theoretical
non-lethal bomb that when deployed would release strong female pheromones. The idea was that
the aphrodisiac would make enemy soldiers irresistible to each other thus they would
become distracted and easier to attack. Whose idea was this? The gay bomb was never actually built but
the idea was developed by the United States Air Force in 1994. The proposal was later
discovered by the Sunshine Project through a Freedom of Information Act request.

100 thoughts on “Top 10 Weirdest Weapons

  1. Hey they invented the Firebat! Starcraft Fans take note. & as for the whirlwind cannon, megamaid has gone from suck to blow!

  2. Seriously? Not one person has said we need the Puckle Gun now more than ever?

    Oh Mr Trump, you've missed a great investment opportunity there!

  3. #9
    Well, obviously you'll have a bit of advantage if the other guy breaks his sword. They basically are left with a little stubby handle and a little blade which likely would not be much more effective then the knife used to break it.

  4. During the US civil war the southern spies would place irregular fist sized lumps of iron that screwed together and were filed with fulminating mercury explosive then coated with a layer of rosin or pitch and coal dust to appear as an ordinary lump of coal these were dropped into union naval coal dumps . At least one US naval ship was known to have been sunk by this method.

  5. The flying aircraft carriers (no. 6) were not at all that stupid idea, because they were for lookout only. They were superior for that purpose before the radar appeared. It has been claimed that the Pearl Harbor surprise could have been avoided if these devices were still in use in 1941.

  6. The lantern Shield,. Designed for protection against criminals whilst walking the city streets at night.. They should bring them back.

  7. i think you meant 3d century BC, because there were no Carthaginians during the 3d century AD

  8. Theres a fundraiser idea. Get the girls teams together and if you sell out all seats you'll set the gay bomb off in their locker room.

  9. STUPID THE SWORD BREAKER WAS RENAISSANCE FOR CATCHING LIGHT RAPIER BLADES NOT BREAKING FREAKIN LONGSWORDS(if at armored knights were even using them)

  10. I find the concept of the gay bomb quite interesting- it's effectively stating that sexuality is a chemical reaction completely refuting the idea that there's any 'morality' involved with it. I'm guessing quite a few in the military wouldn't have been comfortable with that one!

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  12. yes but the problem with the Russian dog bomb was that they used Russian tanks to train the dogs so that when they released him on the battlefield the dogs would immediately run to the underneath the Russian tank and blow it up not the German tank because the tanks look different to the dog the dog to tell the difference in between them but why they look so we can make it later on to the one that had been trained to run to so I think that's what they get for being such a bastard

  13. I think the United States government did weaponized female hormones but not in this way almost all water bottles have estrogen in them almost all Plastics have estrogen and other female hormones this is why all across the United States and Europe to teenage and young girls develop quicker than you did before ever more developed than it was in the past even back to the 90s and 80s girls up today or we developed and start having sex younger and boys are weaker and more feminine overall then in the past that is a fact and there's an all across this country are crossed America they're having trouble with the little boys balls are not dropping that's what I heard anyway I heard it was part of the elite trying to make the American people more week and feminine in particular the American man so he couldn't resist you know when they try to put us all in those FEMA camps that everybody talks about I don't know if this is true or not but I know that when the chemist professional cameras tried to switch from glass to plastic for the beakers and test tubes they kept getting the results kept being messed up because they kept detecting estrogen in Paramount and I found out that it was actually in the beakers in the plastic molded plastic this is a fact you can look it up about the the baker's the estrogen in the baker's in the lab equipment test tubes in plastic not the old ones made of glass and the fact you can look it up it really happen University you can't laugh or something I'm not sure exactly what happened but I don't happen

  14. how we know that the government hasn't used it gay weapon against the American people look at the population explosion in the gay community over the past 20 years look at the young man inside the millennial generation that are not gay also their attitudes or what we can traditionally consider a feminist attitude such as the social justice Warriors and the male feminist they have a great feminist attitude about many things concerned about people's feelings too much and their feelings instead of actually concerned about what really matters in the world what really matters in their lives one word to describe them would be weak

  15. the catholic church showin love! special more painful bullets for the heathens! ignore the normal bullets for the catholic part, UR GOIN TO HEAVEN!

  16. #10 The dogs were a ultimate fail because the trainers would set the timed explosive and send the dogs to enemy tanks, the dogs would get scared because of the loud noises and run straight back to the handlers and boom.
    Just like that story of ice fishermen trying to use a stick of dynamite to make a hole in the ice, one fisherman brought his dog, the other threw the sick of dynamite and the dog, doing what dogs do. Went and retrieved the dynamite for his terrified owner.

  17. the sword breaker did not break blades at all it would catch and keep your foes blade for a short time. leaving an opening for an attack

  18. Achimedes lived in 3 century BC (not ad) and was Greek not cathagynian (so as greek city (not strongold) of Syracuse.

  19. whose idea was this?
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  20. The Kolibri Pistol. It's smaller than a .45 ACP bullet and has as much stopping power as a BB gun. 7 rounds of 2mm pin fire rounds

  21. You forgot to mention the fact that, the russian dogs were trained using russian tanks. So, when released in combat they ran straight under russian tanks. Oops!

  22. the lantern sheild is not a small buckler… it was a large buckler or a small sheild also never say whos idea was this again plz

  23. As usual I was watching through some topTenz to kill time show this link and said "Oh this is for me!" Then realized that I say that to almost all the videos. So in conclusion, Thank you.

  24. Sadly number ten backfired so bad because the soviets trained the dogs to run under soviet tanks so what did they do on the battlefield run under soviet tanks 🤦🏻‍♂️

  25. quick note.. The sword breaker was actually a special type of parrying dagger and it dates more from the rennaisance than the midieval period. The idea was to trap blades during a fight not break them, sword blades at the time were generally hard to break as the tempering gave them a degree of flex.

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