Staff Sgt. Christopher Fessenden is alive right now thanks to a toy truck. Seriously. The toy truck was always sent ahead of him in Afghanistan to look for roadside bombs. Last week, it ran into a tripwire and exploded.
This thing is an R/C truck that can launch a freakin' autopilot helicopter. Can you even wrap your head around that phenomenon? It'd be like if your home had some mechanical port that opened with an remote, unleashing or storing your car (or maybe even two cars!) at will.