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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Thursday, January 13, 2005

Flame Throwing Car

The BBC has an article today about a new anti-theft device for cars in South Africa.

"A blaster, flame-thrower operated by a foot pedal inside the car, blasts a jet of fire at a would-be hijacker.

A person confronted by an armed hijacker simply presses a pedal and the "blaster" ignites gas that shoots from the under-side of the car."

Apparently it's totally legal "so long as the right people are blasted." Man, I've got to get one of those things installed on the Jetta! Oh, and mental note...never, ever, ever drive in South Africa.