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Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction: How to greatly improve your spitball wars

Feb 15, 2011 By Abraham

OK, this might rival The Dangerous Book for Boys as the top book-I-wish-I-had-time-to-try-(almost)-everything-in:

Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction: Build Implements of Spitball Warfare

From the description:

This humorous MacGyver inspired tactical guide illustrates the full potential of everyday items and their lethal potential to be transformed into a menacing arsenal. Learn to build Shoelace Darts, Clothespin Catapult, Penny Bombs, Airsoft Pen Poppers, Ping Pong Zookas and thirty more inexpensive Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction.

This is an enjoyable book for all ages. It pushes the laws of physics, inspires youth creativity, proposes experimentation and fuels the imagination. Many of the launchers cost only pennies and are great representations of their real life counterparts.

And then, of course, there is a disclaimer…which makes it even more tempting:

These books are written as a source of information containing only the highest quality of mischievous information.…

The author and the publisher expressly disclaim responsibility for any adverse effects arising from the use or application of the information contained herein, including the termination of your job, the loss of your friends, or the angry looks you’ll get from coworkers.…

It is important that you understand neither the author, the publisher, nor the bookseller can or will guarantee your safety. When you try these projects described here, you do so at your own risk.

I’m pretty sure this book will make me a better dad by about 40%. Not sure my wife will agree.


  1. Joel Burdeaux says:

    I bought this about an hour after you posted this. Today, my house is filled with saying’s like these…

    “You’re the best dad in the world.”
    “You’re awesome. I love you.”

    “I’m going to kill you.”


  2. Linda says:

    I also ordered this book on your recommendation for my son’s birthday – which is today! (I clicked through from your site to order; hope you got credit.) I had to leave our boys home alone for an hour this morning (one is official babysitting age – phew.) When I got home, I noticed parts of disassembled binder clips neatly lining the kitchen counter top. Hmm.

    The boys used their time alone wisely; they built a Maul Gun. “The Maul Gun is a feared and dominating piece of hardware.” I’ve since been shot with pencils. Thankfully, my son thought to point the eraser end at his perceived enemy even without the book telling him to do so.

    He doesn’t know it yet, but tonight my son will open The Dangerous Book for Boys. Thanks for the tip!

  3. Ali says:

    Win. I am a girl. I still need one. I wish I had had one of these a few years ago when my younger brother was into the whole rubber band-flinging thing.

    I am ordering this tonight.

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