Former NASA Engineer Turned Super Soaker Inventor Just Got Very Rich

Lonnie Johnson's having a good week. The former NASA engineer just won $73 million in a royalties dispute with the toymaker Hasbro for inventing the Super Soaker, the coolest toy you ever had growing up. The lawsuit also covered royalties for Nerf which Johnson also masterminded because he is awesome. » 11/07/13 11:01am 11/07/13 11:01am

Super Soaker Hydro Cannon: It’ll Make You Very, Very Wet

The Super Soakers of yore were precision weapons. Small. Thin, accurate squirts. A continuous aquatic laser beam. No more. The Hydro Cannon acts just like it sounds: It's a crude, brutish instrument. More » » 6/09/11 5:15pm 6/09/11 5:15pm

Super Soaker T-Shirt is Just Super

For those of you who've finally repressed Frucci's homoerotic slow-mo watergun facial montage, we'd like to offer a piece of apparel to commemorate the occasion (and bring back painful memories). By ReThink clothing, the Super Soaker T-shirt gives a metallic sheen to the classic water weapon, putting it on aesthetic… » 7/31/08 4:20pm 7/31/08 4:20pm

Evolution of the Super Soaker Watergun

It's the 4th of July weekend, which means sun for most of us and all kinds of fun outdoor activities, many of them including squirt guns. If you're hardcore, you use nothing but the Super Soaker, which was first introduced in 1989 and has evolved into personal water cannons that seem capable of blasting holes in… » 7/03/08 9:01pm 7/03/08 9:01pm

Super Soaker Inventor Working on Way To Harvest Heat From Humans…

Who didn't like Super Soakers as a kid? You pump it a lot, it builds pressure, then it shoots liquid. In many ways, they were very similar to humans, which is why Lonnie Johnson, its inventor, is looking for ways to use harvest waste heat from humans to power a tiny Johnson system. The full name is the Johnson… » 2/08/08 3:30pm 2/08/08 3:30pm