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December 24, 2008

The Water Bullet

Posted: 01:55 PM ET

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Water Bullet!

iReporter Larren Unruh submitted video of a test drop of the MX-311 Water Bullet.

Larren Unruh sent a cool video of the test drop of a device called the MX-311 Water Bullet, a high-impact safety harness. Watch the video here.

Inventor Maximus WillHammer has spent the last five years working on it, motivated by what he considers a lack of understanding in the safety industry of the needs of today's tradesmen.

The aircraft was designed around the idea of finding a safer way to bring data or humans back from space. The video shows WillHammer's unmanned test drop earlier this month at the Arrowrock Reservoir outside Boise, Idaho. Check out Willhammer's Web site for more on how it works.

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Filed under: Aviation • Physics • science

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Franko   January 6th, 2009 3:22 pm ET

Shoot the water, kill it dead
Then, will water be safe to drink ?
Research grants, inconveniently needed
And Elmer Gore has the funds.

Ted Riese   January 9th, 2009 2:09 pm ET

This is obviously some kind of hoax. Maximus Willhammer? You have got to be kidding me. Go to his website. Some reclusive super-genius named "Maximus Willhammer" has a rinky-dink html web page? The video caption definitely protests too much as well. "Only one reporter showed up..." Come on CNN, do you vet iReports at all? This person is spoofing you royally, and I hope for your sake it's just some kind of po-mo art project or prank and not an investment scam or something else illegal.

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