Illustration for article titled Elephant-Subduing Device Appears Inspired by Star Wars

Angry elephants are a big issue. That's why someone invented a remote-controlled device that shoots out nylon rope and binds rampaging elephants' legs. Sounds familiar somehow. How'd those snow speeders in Star Wars subdue the ATATs again?

The device is called the Violent Elephant Control Gear and is basically a seven kilogram box that attaches to the hind leg of an elephant. If necessary, it's triggered by remote and woosh—ziiiip—-tied is the elephant. I just hope that the poor thing doesn't trip as a result and crush someone. [Psyorg via Fast Company]


Photo by Henry Brett

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