The modern, multi-coloured plastic water guns are a familiar sight, and you probably wouldn't be surprised to find out they've been around for a while. That said, it might surprise you to learn that records show they likely pre-date the American Civil War, at least in some form or another.
For those of us who love to give our dolls more realistic props to play with, toy maker IxTEE Productions is putting out a series of 1:6 scaled guns that do everything from lighting up to shooting darts to squirting water.
Have trouble waking up in the morning? You could use a really loud alarm, or an alarm that forces you to engage what little hand-eye coordination you have in the morning—but for real torture, you will have to step up to the squirt gun alarm clock. The only problem is that you have to build it yourself.