Top 7 military weapons most people have never heard of

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Lun-class Ekranoplane

History of weapon design is full of examples of human ingenuity run amok. “What are some historical weapons that most people have never heard of,” a group of Quora users asked. The answers provide an amazing insight into the history of war, and offer examples of some of the most ingenious — yet impractical — weaponry ever created.

 

 

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New York Times: Al Qaeda Trains Bombers To Use Genesis Cartridges As Detonators

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Terrorist Tools?

According to a report about Gutanamo detainees over at New York Times, your next eBay bidding war for that used copy of Sonic and Knuckles might be with Al Qaeda:

One detainee is said to have been schooled in making detonators out of Sega game cartridges. A Yemeni who has received little public attention was originally selected by Mr. bin Laden as a potential Sept. 11 hijacker, intelligence officials say.

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Nuclear Detection By Cellphone

Nuclear Detection By Cellphone 

Researchers at Purdue University are working on tech that will turn every cellphone into a roaming nuclear weapon sniffer and are lobbying Congress to legally require cellphone users and carriers to participate. The Distributed Nuclear Detection by Ubiquitous Cellphone project would be kind of like the massive cellphone dragnet in The Dark Knight, but it would look for terrorists sneaking dirty bombs and nuclear weapons instead of the Joker.

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