DIY trip wire detection – 80,000 cans of Silly String

DIY trip wire detection – 80,000 cans of Silly String

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Interesting use of Silly String… –

A New Jersey mom’s labor of love has overcome its last hurdle. Marcelle Shriver collected 80,000 cans of Silly String and had planned to send them all to Iraq, where troops use the substance to detect tripwires on deadly insurgent bombs. After an initial shipment made it to Baghdad in January without a hitch, Shriver suddenly hit the hard wall of military bureaucracy. One problem: Silly String is an aerosol and it’s considered a hazardous material, meaning only certain companies can ship it. Thom Campbell, one of the founders of Capacity LLC, a shipping company experienced in hazardous materials, stepped up to the plate yesterday and decided to help out, shipping off the cans.

DIY trip wire detection – 80,000 cans of Silly String – Link.

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