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.
For that you are going to need some soldering skills, a motorized water gun, a voltage relay switch, a bread board circuit and some basic tools. If this doesn't wake you up, you are going to be condemmed to a lifetime of lateness my friend. That is until someone develops an alarm clock that slaps you in the face…