Remember those old spy movies where the sexy agent whips out her makeup compact and blows on it to reveal the deadly laser beams? American soldiers do it one better. They’ve come up with a new use for silly string–IED detection. Soldiers are spraying the Iraqs silly to spot the trip wires of IEDs. And God bless their innovation but just who was the Private MacGyver that pioneered (read: stumbled upon) this technique? Instantly images of every class clown you’ve ever known spring to mind. While other soldiers were packing razors, tooth brushes, and toilet paper, this super soldier had the foresight (read: dumb luck) to stock up on party favors cause you never know when the mood will strike you to spray your buddy in the face. I, nay humorists everywhere salute you sir!

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