5 Stupidest Weapons Ever Built


– People have invented
some really dumb weapons. – Let’s talk about that. (jaunty theme music) Good mythical morning! – Now, for whatever reason,
since the beginning of time, people have had a tendency
to want to hurt one another. Sometimes it’s just one
person hurting another person, sometimes it’s a whole
group of people wanting to hurt another group of
people, we call that war. – What is it good for? – Oh yeah, that’s a song.
– Absolutely. – Nothing, and then in the context of war, people come up with really
creative and almost sometimes stupid ways to hurt one another, and I’m gonna see how well
you know those things, and how stupid they might be, – But not celebrate them. – No, no, no, we hate them. As we play, Hope you Been Preppin’ to Guess These Dumb Weapons. Okay Link, here’s how this
is going to work, I’ve got – Ain’t not half-steppin’ – I got eight of these
for you, if you get five of these right, you’re a winner,
man, you’re just a winner. – But what do I win? – You don’t win anything,
it’s if you lose, you get a nuclear surprise
in Good Mythical More. – A nucular surprise? – Nucular, it’s nucular man. Are you ready Link? – Do it, do it, true or false it. – Yeah, that’s all you gotta do is tell me whether this is a real weapon or not. – Yep, I excel at few options. – Developed by the US during World War II, the Bat Bomb was a bomb casing containing 1,000 hibernating bats carrying napalm. The bats would be released and start small fires over a wide area. Unfortunately, unfortunately,
development was halted in favor of the atomic bomb. – Why’d you say unfortunately
twice, is that a hint? – No, it was just because
– Weird – it’s just, you know,
– You did it on purpose? – Because it really doesn’t make sense. – The whole thing doesn’t
– It was a joke about – None of it makes sense. – Is it real or fake, though? – It’s totally fake, you can’t have hibernating bats deliver napalm. – You don’t think so? – No. – You’re wrong, it’s real. – What? – It was real man, now I will say. – How? – I will say this, none
of these actually ended up being used, but they
were all in development, they were all seriously
in development at a time. But they abandoned this one
before it became a reality. It’s the craziest thing I ever heard of, it sounds like something Shepherd would come up with, my son. – No idea, yeah it does, it’s a bat idea. – Put bats inside a bomb,
and put em on fire dad, and release em in the woods,
dad, newborn baby’s heart. – No idea is a bat idea. – Schwellenwaft or Swell
Weapon was a German chemical weapon developed in the 1970s that caused enemy soldiers’ extremities
to swell as much as three centimeters each
direction, making wearing shoes and walking extremely painful. – Depends on where it hits ya. – The chemicals proved extremely
difficult to administer as they had to be swallowed
in large quantities in order to work. – Oh, so like you’re yelling at, Alright enemies, open your
mouths, I’m about to fire a pill that’s going to make you swell up, what, Open wide, (machine gun sounds). – Yeah, yeah, you can
see why it didn’t work. Real or fake? – Like coat it in peanut butter and I’d be swallowing them things, man. Makes parts of your body swell up? They sell that.
– They do. – Man, the other one was
true, I thought it was false, I think this one’s true,
so I’m gonna say false. – You’re right Link, your
instincts were wrong, which makes you right, it’s fake. But if it were real, the foot sweller would
be called pregnancy. – In World War II, or Wor
War II, as we used to say, the US needed a way to guide
bombs to sink German ships. They decided to try
attaching a bomb to a cat, and releasing it near a ship,
hoping it would naturally guide itself to the deck
to avoid getting wet. – Cause cats, oh, in the
water, a swimming cat? – They would drop it, no, they
would drop it from a plane near a ship, and hope the
cat could guide itself to a ship because cats
don’t like to get wet, and they always land on their feet. Of course, when they
landed, they would blow up. Unfortunately during the testing, cats kept passing out mid-drop. – That’s an interesting tidbit. It makes it seem true.
– Yeah, exactly. – Which makes me say false again. – It is real, Link, the
cat bombs were real. Although I’m more of a
dog bomb person myself. Who?Me? Was a sulfuric stench weapon used by the French Resistance to
spray onto Nazi occupiers in an attempt to demoralize them. Only problem is the guy
who did the spraying also ended up smelling like poo himself, so after only two weeks
Who?Me? was deemed a failure. So a stench spray to
demoralize the opposition. – Who me? – Who me? – No you, that’s who. – No, the Nazis. The Nazis, the ones that stink. – Nasal warfare, I’ve heard of this. – Yeah you have. – False. – It’s real man. It’s real.
– Man I’m gonna get that nucular punishment. – Yeah you are, you gotta
sweep the rest of em. – I’m just playing psychology here, I thought it sounded real. – Well it does sound real, and
actually it’s not a new idea, it was originally conceived in Sun Tzu’s famous book, Fart of War. – Not real. – Oh, I wanted to say that so bad. – You know, I was
thinking, what, you know, when you fart near somebody, – It is like a biological
weapon sometimes. – It should be called, I nearted. – Okay, put that in your pocket. – The Krummlauf, or curved
barrel gun, was invented by the Germans in World
War II, it was designed to shoot around corners, but it had some significant design flaws,
bullets would shatter as they rounded the curve,
– Ya think? – And then there were multiple
cases of friendly fire casualties among German
troops who couldn’t see what they were shooting at.
– Ya think? True. – You’re right Link,
that’s right, it’s real. – I’ve got one of these. – Yeah, there’s a bit of a learning curve. In Project Saltwater, the
Russian army attempted to train octopi, that’s
multiple octopusses, to cling to the carbon
monoxide release valve of enemy submarines, thus clogging them and slowly poisoning the crew inside. The program was abandoned
when the trained octopi failed to perform consistently. – I’m not putting my mouth on a muffler. – Right, they’re smart. – Do it, do it, suck on the muffler. You’ll like it. Oh man, there’s some
cruel people coming up, I mean if you’re gonna kill
humans, you might as well kill animals too, bats, cats, you
wanna kill dogs and octopi. – I don’t want to, who said that? – Sadly, this is true-sies. – You sure about that? – Yes. – It’s fake Link. Dang, you’re gonna get punished, now it’s just for pride, man. It was fake, but if it
were real, it would have been called the clogtopus. In the 90s, the US government experimented with using pheromones as a
non-lethal chemical weapon, the idea would be to spray
enemy soldiers, male soldiers, with female pheromones,
thus making them attracted to each other, and incapacitating them. Cant fight anymore. – So a love potion.
– Yeah. – Bomb
– Love potion number nine. – I just got a text. – Okay, deal with that on your own time. – False. – Link, this is real. – That sounds so stupid. – Our government, in the 1990s, – Thanks for the text, it didn’t help. – Yeah, you’re getting
cheat texts over there. No, they actually thought,
there was somebody who worked in the government who thought you could spray someone gay. There was a dude sitting there, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, I got and then people listened to
him, and they almost did it. What is going on? – Gay Spray, good title for a bad idea. (crew laughs) – Link, you got one more
and there’s no hope for you. – Pride, this is for pride man. – In the Congo Civil War
of 1665, the rebel army sent lions ahead of
battalions, to terrify, maim, and kill the enemy. – Who?
– Lions. – Who sent them? – The Congo Civil War, the rebel army. Unfortunately, lions are
not trainable as weapons, and would often just play with each other, find a warthog to eat, or
occasionally even attack the army that sent them,
so fightin’ with lions. – That’s the risk with the lion, true. What are you laughing at, it’s true. – It’s fake, I was lyin’. – I was lyin’, alright man. – Link, woah, you got quite a punishment coming in Good Mythical More. – You know what, I’m
real, this is me guys. – This is me, this is me,
wrong about most things. – Punish me, I will gladly be punished. – You’re gonna be dipping, we’re gonna be doing a challenge, you’re gonna be dipping
Warheads into malic acid, which makes them extra sour, it’s gonna be fun for everybody, except you. – Thanks for liking,
commenting, and subscribing. – You know what time it is. – Hi I’m Bill. – And I’m Todd, – [Together] And we’re
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Mythical More, more, more, were gonna have a
Warheads-off, I’m gonna dip mine in malic acid to make
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