Are you looking for a new method of heating up your pepperoni Hot Pockets? Look no further. The United States Marine Corps is rolling out the Active Denial System or ADS:
A sensation of unbearable, sudden heat seems to come out of nowhere — this wave, a strong electromagnetic beam, is the latest non-lethal weapon unveiled by the US military this week.
“You’re not gonna see it, you’re not gonna hear it, you’re not gonna smell it: you’re gonna feel it,” explained US Marine Colonel Tracy Taffola, director the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate, Marine Corps Base Quantico, at a demonstration for members of the media.
The effect is so repellant, the immediate instinct is to flee — and quickly, as experienced by AFP at the presentation.
Taffola is quick also to point out the “Active Denial System” beam, while powerful and long-range, some 1000 meters (0.6 miles), is the military’s “safest non-lethal capability” that has been developed over 15 years but never used in the field.
Mmmmm, I can just smell the toasty goodness of a bubbling pepperoni Hot-Pocket. In other food news, Takeru Kobayashi set the record for most grilled cheese sandwiches eaten in one minute:
Thirteen grilled cheeses in one minute. That’s 26 pieces of bread and 13 slices of American cheese in sixty seconds.
Yes, that’s the new world record for grilled cheeses eaten in one minute, set today by Takeru Kobayashihere in Austin at South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW).
In an event held at the GroupMe Grill at the technology and interactive festival, the well-known competitive eater shoved each sandwich down his throat by dunking them first in water.
Thirteen grilled cheese sandwiches in one minute? Think I’ll stick with Hot Pockets.