Oh, remember summers as a child? You'd get together with your dad, maybe some friends, and make a water bottle rocket. Then you would bond with your old man as you launched it up in the air as you both would laugh and laugh as you fired them off over, say, a lake? Is that what you do with bottle rockets? Shoot them out over a lake? I don't know what you actually do with bottle rockets. I didn't have a dad.
This looks really really really really really really really fun.
But the days of creating a fun, harmless water bottle rocket are finally over! Japanese company Maruda has created the RPG-7 PET Bottle Launcher, which is far more powerful than the average water bottle launcher and twice as deadly. Well, I don't know if it's exactly twice as deadly. But you have to imagine it's more deadly.
It looks like the rocket launchers insurgents use in CNN B-roll.
Here's a video of it in action, firing a water bottle over 115 feet—
The best part is it can hurt people!
I'm forced to question the motivations of the Maruda company in making this. What kind of mind thinks of taking an enjoyable sumemrtime activity like shooting water bottles and designs it to look exactly like the straight-up scariest weapon ever invented?
Only the most mentally balanced amongst us are into rocket launchers.
I think the scariest part about this device is that this assumes you're shooting bottles filled with water. What would happen if you were to use a more volitile liquid?
We must outlaw Mountain Dew in Japan immediately.
Are you gonna save up enough yen to get an RPG-7? Let me know on twitter @mikeyfromsu or in the comments below!
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