As a child, a Super Soaker was your partner, your lone offensive summertime weapon. Nerf was the choice of indoor battles, but outside? That was the realm of the soaker. Since my childhood, Super Soakers have unleashed an unregulated arms-race by pumping out electronic, automatic, multi-cannon, chain gun equivalent, fire hydrants posing as toys. That escalation has just come to an end: former NASA engineer Mark Rober has created the the Guinness World Record Largest Super Soaker, with a jet stream that can cut a watermelon in half.
This gun has eight time the pressure of a fire truck.
Sorry kids, this isn’t for you. You’ll shoot your eye out. Or your brother’s.
The only problem: the gun has very low water reserves. In the super soaker world, that’s a tale as old as time.