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BUG-A-SALT HOUSEFLY SHOTGUN! THIS IS AWESOME!
youtube/gunwire ^ | 20 July, 2012 | NA

Posted on 07/20/2012 8:26:40 PM PDT by marktwain

Check this out. It’s the “Bug-A-Salt” housefly shotgun. Eradicate pesky houseflies with ease with this gun that requires no batteries, and simply uses table salt for ammunition. Brilliant! I’m getting one.

(Excerpt) Read more at youtube.com ...


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Video at the link. No doubt could not find a company in the U.S. that would produce such a product.
1 posted on 07/20/2012 8:26:59 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: marktwain

Could be fun for open wounds...


2 posted on 07/20/2012 8:32:23 PM PDT by JmyBryan
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To: marktwain

Wait, wait, wait...

You mean I can use this instead of the 12g tac mag on the kitchen flies!?!?!

CAN HAS!?


3 posted on 07/20/2012 8:34:51 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: marktwain
You didn't do that! /s

go, kid!

4 posted on 07/20/2012 8:38:34 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: marktwain

Want one!


5 posted on 07/20/2012 8:39:13 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1277 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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To: JmyBryan
"Could be fun for open wounds..."

Can I use it the next time a fly lands on Obama's face?

6 posted on 07/20/2012 8:40:10 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: marktwain

It’s got a way to go to beat my bug zapper on wasps.


7 posted on 07/20/2012 8:40:28 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: marktwain

watch out! you could poke an eye or two out.. (how many eyes do flies have these days? thousands.)


8 posted on 07/20/2012 8:41:21 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: marktwain
You didn't 'finish the story' - go to BUG-A-SALT to order your weapon!

LOL - They cost 30 bucks each!

9 posted on 07/20/2012 8:47:43 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: marktwain

I so want one of these. When I was a tween back in the 60’s I had a double barrel suction-cup dart “shotgun.” On hot summer nights, I would lie in bed at night picking off flys and mosquitos from the walls and ceilings. The salt gun seems even better than the dart shotgun, although I am concerned about the paint job and salt residue.


10 posted on 07/20/2012 8:49:02 PM PDT by Labyrinthos (RE)
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To: marktwain

bump


11 posted on 07/20/2012 8:49:13 PM PDT by WhirlwindAttack (Out in the country spring fed water. Off grid now. Sat internet. Gone Galt and loving it.)
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To: marktwain

That’s outsourcing jobs. Are you sure that wasn’t Mitt Romney or someone in his family? /sarc


13 posted on 07/20/2012 8:55:04 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: marktwain
Very cool.

No doubt could not find a company in the U.S. that would produce such a product.
Notice the patent pending.
Sure, you can file one cheap, but if you do it wrong you're screwed. Getting it done right can run upwards of 15-20K when it's all said and done! (I know, I've talked to some patent lawyers for some of my ideas)

Note the years...
$10,000 - $15,000.  Attorney fees charged for preparing a patent application. “[M]ost companies spend between $10,000 and $15,000 in attorney fees to prepare the application.” Patent attorney fees. (Dean Turman, patent attorney at MacCord Mason, Greensboro, North Carolina quoted in Michelle Cater Rash, “Restructuring raises patent fees, could hinder startups,” Business Journal Serving the Greater Triad Area, April 11, 2005)  

$10,000, on the low end, to file a patent.  “But [Ronald J. Riley, president of the Professional Inventors Alliance USA] and other small inventors also knock the present system:  High legal bills -- inventors can expect to spend $10,000, on the low end, to file a patent; most of that is attorney's fees.” How much does it cost to file a patent?  What is the cost of a patent?  (Akweli Parker, “Inventor's reality,” Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 23, 2006)

14 posted on 07/20/2012 8:56:22 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Ron C.
He has it made in China, and then he talks about patents?

I don't think they'll be $30 for very long!

15 posted on 07/20/2012 8:58:18 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Labyrinthos
"I am concerned about the paint job and salt residue."

That was my observation. Take 6 to 8 shots in the kitchen and you've got a hell of a cleanup job to do - or suffer the corrosive consequences.

16 posted on 07/20/2012 9:00:15 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: marktwain

Michael Bloomhole ain’t gonna like this one bit.


17 posted on 07/20/2012 9:00:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: marktwain

What’s the range?


18 posted on 07/20/2012 9:03:04 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: All
Patent costs | How much does a patent cost?$75. Cost of a provisional patent prior to the 2002 fee hike by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. “At only $75, provisional patents may seem like a great bargain, but they have a big drawback: You must apply for the more expensive utility or design patent (applying for a standard utility patent costs $355) within one year of submitting your provisional patent in order to get standard patent protection. Otherwise, you'll lose your patent rights.” Provisional patent application. (Don Dedelak, “How To Find A Company To Make And Market An Invention” Entrepreneur, April 1, 2001) Start at the bottom and scroll up to see the increase through the years.
19 posted on 07/20/2012 9:04:55 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: marktwain

Wait until a CO2 powered model comes out. There’s probably a Chinese engineer working on it as we view this site.


20 posted on 07/20/2012 9:05:54 PM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2012! Allez Pack!)
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To: Slump Tester
Well - even if they were only $10 each, I'd not buy one - too easy to miss, and I just don't have the time. LOL

I'd rather get one of these - much cheaper, and I don't have to hunt the suckers down!!

21 posted on 07/20/2012 9:07:42 PM PDT by Ron C.
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To: cripplecreek

Cuz he’s the original rusted crap eatin fly.....:o)


22 posted on 07/20/2012 9:10:21 PM PDT by Squantos
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To: Labyrinthos

When I was in grade school we would make tasseled sewing needles and blow them through a straw at those giant palmetto/tree roaches.


23 posted on 07/20/2012 9:10:27 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: marktwain

Will it work on Red Wasps? I really dislike Red Wasps...


24 posted on 07/20/2012 9:10:47 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse (If there is a war on women, the Kennedys are the Spec Ops troops.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Guess I’m old school. I want a bug killin trebuchet.

They won’t let me have a real one after my threat to lay siege to Ann Arbor.


25 posted on 07/20/2012 9:12:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: marktwain

Black & Decker rechargeable handi vac. Fastest, cleanest and fun ways to get rid of a pest.


26 posted on 07/20/2012 9:26:00 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: marktwain

An unloaded bb pistol works just fine against flies mosquitoes and spiders. The blast of air knocks them on their ass and there is nothing to clean up but the bug


27 posted on 07/20/2012 9:28:30 PM PDT by Figment
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To: SkyDancer
What’s the range?

With really good glass probably about 500 meters.

28 posted on 07/20/2012 9:35:55 PM PDT by Eaker (When somebody hands you your arse, don't give it back saying "This needs a little more tenderizing.")
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To: marktwain
YOU didn't built that... the Chinese did!!!

29 posted on 07/20/2012 9:40:45 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: marktwain

LOL

I love this, but was dismayed that he chose to have his product made in China. Guess I won’t be buying one! Should have searched the United States to find someone here to make this. Such a world.


30 posted on 07/20/2012 9:48:35 PM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: marktwain

Ping


31 posted on 07/20/2012 9:49:04 PM PDT by razorback-bert (I'm in shape. Round is a shape isn't it?)
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To: marktwain

LOL

I love this, but was dismayed that he chose to have his product made in China. Guess I won’t be buying one! Should have searched the United States to find someone here to make this. Such a world.


32 posted on 07/20/2012 9:50:02 PM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: marktwain

Cool! The flies were dropping like flies!


33 posted on 07/20/2012 10:05:23 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Labyrinthos

I don’t see why you couldn’t use fine blasting sand. Of course, how long would it take to use up #100 of blasting sand unless you drew flies like Zero. (^;


34 posted on 07/20/2012 10:14:07 PM PDT by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Clay Moore
you prolly could, but then again sand doesn't melt...
35 posted on 07/20/2012 10:18:17 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: marktwain

I have used a sand blaster to etch glass, its a bugger to use and you get sand everyplace on your body...I ended up using my sons welding hat. Put shirt on backwards and tape to body...its fun, but a bugger to clean up from. My son was smarter and made a blasting box to keep the sand under control...


36 posted on 07/20/2012 10:31:04 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: marktwain

Looks like a pretty jiffy toy, but I can outrange it easily with a rubber band.

I usually wear several rubber bands around my wrist.
They come in handy for bundling the mail, holding cereal box tops down, keeping rolled up sleeves rolled up, and such.

If a fly annoys me (and I do find flies annoying) I just loop a rubber band over the end of an extended index finger, draw the other end back with the other hand, aim down the stretched band like you’d aim an arrow, and release.

With practice I can pick the suckers off up to 8 feet away, and you can adjust impact by how much you stretch the band back and how thick a band you use.

A 3/16” W X 3” band will splatter a house fly all to pieces 5 or 6 ft. away, while one of the 3/8” wide bands will hammer a hornet, wasp, or yellow jacket into submission if you nail him square. Like other dangerous game, you don’t want to just 9!$$ them off!

It takes practice - but you can buy a lot of rubber bands for the price of one of these salt shooters.


37 posted on 07/20/2012 10:49:22 PM PDT by George Varnum (Liberty, like our Forefather's Flintlock Musket, must be kept clean, oiled, and READY!)
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To: jcsjcm

He probably chose to have it made in China because he wants to actually make a profit on his invention, and he wanted a quick turnaround. That thing would cost upwards of $200 if it were made here, and good luck finding anyplace with the engineering resources to do it right and to build the tooling without an exhorbitant outlay of cash.

This thing is clearly made by a toy manufacturer such as Early Light, Winson, or Jetta. They have the expertise for this sort of thing. To them, it’s just another Hasbro/Nerf blaster. There isn’t a manufacturer in America that is set up for doing the turn key work that this required.


38 posted on 07/20/2012 10:54:57 PM PDT by Adams (Fight on!)
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To: marktwain

Must have one!


39 posted on 07/20/2012 11:02:33 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: marktwain
I use a rubber band.
40 posted on 07/20/2012 11:37:37 PM PDT by Manic_Episode (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: marktwain
Bought an original spring powered Bug Gun over 20 years ago, it is still fun while elimnating flies when camping.
41 posted on 07/20/2012 11:47:49 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Don't ever think that the reason I am peaceful is because I forgot how to be violent)
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To: JmyBryan

I got a fly zapper fly swatter at Wally World. It’s about the size of a bad-mitten racket. It zaps the snot out of fly’s and flying insects. I love it!It’ll light those bugs UP!They fry and sizzle like bacon. I could spend hours out at the security light.It’s probably made in China too? I think gun lovers/hunters will love the Bug-A-Salt!?


42 posted on 07/21/2012 1:19:07 AM PDT by Mier (Liberalism always generates the exact opposite of its stated intent!! "Jim Quinn")
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bmfl


43 posted on 07/21/2012 4:38:07 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: SkyDancer
What’s the range?

2' or the salt spreads out too much to be effective.

44 posted on 07/21/2012 5:38:10 AM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: chris37

Heck, I might just use it as a salt shaker. Partculuarly when my lib relatives show up for dinner. ;-)


45 posted on 07/21/2012 5:39:53 AM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: Sea Parrot
"Bought an original spring powered Bug Gun over 20 years ago, it is still fun while elimnating flies when camping."

It must make a heck of a mess out of your soft foods or soup when you eat!

46 posted on 07/21/2012 5:45:43 AM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: Average Al

Hmmn, do you eat where you chit?


47 posted on 07/21/2012 1:16:19 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Don't ever think that the reason I am peaceful is because I forgot how to be violent)
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To: jcsjcm

you don’t know anything about manufacturing. It is often prohibitively expensive to find a company to manufacture stuff in this country, especially if it’s plastic. Depending on your volume or what you’re making, you may not even find one. Starting off the designer and mold maker will charge you a fortune, and that’s just for the CAD and mold, never mind actual production manufacturing. you have to be able to bring your product to market for a price people will pay, and allow for costs of packaging, freight, distribution/sales, insurance, etc etc. Sometimes it isn’t that a company/person doesn’t want to make a product here, sometimes it just isn’t feasible.


48 posted on 07/21/2012 2:51:58 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: visualops

I do know about manufacturing. I worked in manufacturing for about 20 years. I do understand your points and agree with them as well. That is the sad part!

The last project I worked on pulled their product from China. There was a breach in the security with their RSA secure ID Tokens and bank cards. Our project called the Apollo project outperformed not only China, but also the robots used in production. We also were more cost efficient! It just shows that we are capable of outperforming if given the chance.

http://www.nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2011/03/rsa-security-breach-compromised-federal-network-id-tool/48737/


49 posted on 07/21/2012 3:22:42 PM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: marktwain

bumpin’ it UP.


50 posted on 07/21/2012 8:33:10 PM PDT by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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