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The First Shot of WWIII Will Be Fired by Russia's Mighty Poop Tank

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War's a messy business, and if a Russian inventor has his way, it could be downright disgusting. Taking a 'kill two birds with one stone' approach, Aleksandr Georgievich Semenov proposes that tank personnel turn their waste into projectiles, resulting in both physical and psychological damage to their enemies.

In a heated battle, soldiers can be trapped inside their armored vehicles for prolonged periods. And dealing with the unpleasant human waste that inevitably builds up is definitely an issue. So as the graphic patent illustration details—complete with a Russian soldier dropping his drawers—the waste is simply deposited into a shell and blasted out of the vehicle using its primary weapon. And if said waste happens to hit the opposing forces, all the better. It might seem ridiculous, but if you know what it feels like to have been bombed by a pigeon, you can imagine how demoralizing it would feel to be hit by your enemy's crap. [FIPS via Neatorama via The Guardian]