Thursday, 1 August 2013

Silly String Art to Paintball


 
 
Woke up this morning to what looked like a big silly string mess on my backyard fence.  At second glance my heartstrings were tugged in every direction.  


Our fence is a canvas for chalk, glow-in-the=dark paint, and even sidewalk paint but never silly string.  The kids cleaned it up relatively easy without a fuss and asked if they could do it again.  My answer was yes, I suppose so!

Here is some neat information on Silly String which led me to think about using the stuff much like paint ball for an obstacle course game ( if you are silly stringed, you are out):
Silly String products have long been used by American and British forces to detect tripwires for explosive booby traps. To use it in this manner, the soldier stands in the doorway and sprays the material over the suspect area. If the string falls to the ground there are no tripwires. However, if there is a tripwire, the string will be suspended in the air without pulling the wire. As of 2006 it is being used by U.S. troops in Iraq for this purpose.

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