Once merely the hub of office gossip, the humble water cooler has been weaponized to fight terrorists.
Under development by Welsh company BCB International and known in the security circuit as the "wall breaker" or "wall breaching cannon," the water cooler cannon uses a typical water cooler jug as the cannonball, so to speak. The weapon can punch man-sized holes through walls as thick as double-skinned concrete.
Designed for police, military, special forces and fire department personnel, the cannon can break through a solid wall as well as blast through the floor, a high window or a ceiling, according to BCB International. The company's Web site describes itself as a "long established designer & manufacturer of quality survival & protective equipment, based in Cardiff, South Wales."
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