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“Weird Weapons”

Jun 20, 2013 11:50 AM ET // Tracy Staedter
Two men were developing a mobile device designed to turn on remotely that would emit dangerous levels of X-ray radiation to kill people secretly. Continue reading →
Feb 2, 2012 07:19 PM ET // Alice Truong
Believe it or not, door knobs can be unsettling, especially when they look exactly like a gun. But Geekologie seems to find the logic behind this gun door knob: Door knobs: they're round and hard to grip with greasy Cheeto fingers. Guns: they're not round and fit in the palm of your hand just like ...
Jul 27, 2011 10:55 PM ET // Alice Truong
Brass knuckles, meet grocery bags. We're not sure if this is an actual product, but Gizmodo is already asking the etsy community to work on it. The concept is moments away from making a cameo in the next big spy movie: brass knuckles grocery bag holder. These would come in handy all the time, wheth...
Dec 21, 2011 04:55 PM ET // Eric Rogell
Should you ever find yourself suddenly attacked by ninjas while writing out your grocery list, I have the perfect pen for you. The Extreme Duty Pen was "born from the need to have not only a quality writing instrument but also a tough, durable self-defense tool that you will have with you at all ti...
Jan 7, 2012 10:08 PM ET // Alice Truong
We give the TSA a lot of flack for its screening process. But after the agency recently unveiled its top 10 catches of 2011, we can feel safer knowing our planes are gun-, knife-, explosive- and snake-free. "Some are dangerous, some simply look dangerous and can cause major delays, and others are j...
Feb 16, 2012 05:27 PM ET // Alice Truong
Do you think the government is too opaque? The Transparency Grenade can fix that. Taking the form of a Soviet hand grenade, the gizmo pictured above can capture key information and leak it from closed-door meetings with the simple action of pulling a pin. The Transparency Grenade can securely and a...
Nov 16, 2011 11:30 AM ET // Alice Truong
Wouldn't it be handy to have a utility knife in your pocket at all times? With most knives, you have to worry about the obvious: Is it going to ruin my slacks? But the CardSharp 2 from Iain Sinclair has a slick design that folds up to the shape of a credit card, so feel [...]