Toy Gas Fired Missile

A toy gun that uses fart gas to "fire a toy missile into space" was patented by Michael Zanakis in 2000:

To operate the assembly, the operator places the inlet tube with its valve open adjacent his anal region from which a colonic gas is discharged. The piston is then withdrawn to a degree producing a negative pressure to inhale the gas into the combustion chamber to intermix with the air therein to create a combustible mixture. The ignitor is then activated to explode the mixture in the chamber and fire the missile into space.

Zanakis argued that his toy wasn't just amusing but also offered safety benefits, because using it was safer than lighting your farts on fire:

A recreational activity practiced by some individuals is ignition of one's own flatus. This is performed by using a lit match or candle, or a cigarette lighter. So widespread is this activity that there are web sites on the Internet devoted exclusively to explaining proper lighting techniques.

A major drawback of this popular practice is that it usually involves the hazardous coupling of fire, combustible gases and inebriated participants. Reports of serious burns to body parts are not uncommon, this being especially true when the participants remove their clothing...

In view of the foregoing, the main object of this invention is to provide a safe toy which exploits the combustible properties of flatus to fire a toy missile into space.
     Posted By: Alex - Sat Jan 30, 2021
     Category: Toys | Patents | Flatulence

If it can be fired into space, it can be fired into an Israeli tank. That would make the Palestinian-Israeli war... interesting.
Posted by Yudith on 01/30/21 at 06:25 AM
Isn't that the fire triangle? Matches, farts, and inebriated participants...
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 01/30/21 at 08:38 AM
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