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Ever see one of these?

https://www.orau.org/ptp/collection/atomictoys/GilbertU238Lab.htm

Thanks to Johnny Lee Achziger for bringing this unique toy to my attention.

“Dragnet” water gun

Fifty years ago, maybe. But this looks a bit too much like a real gun to be an ideal toy today.

www.comics.ha.com

Know any kids who had one of these?

www.brighams-blog.blogspot.com

Something tells me this would not have done well in orbit. 

Fire when ready

www.nicholscapguns.com

Toy guns that used rolls of caps were a childhood staple for some of us. But eventually the modest little snapping sound those caps made wasn't enough of a thrill.

What was? Well, if you took a whole roll of caps and placed it upright on a sidewalk and then struck it a sharp blow with a hammer…well, sir, THAT produced a satisfying report.

It might also have caused hearing loss. But what can I tell you. We were riding without helmets back then.  

Here’s a question unrelated to this old ad

To what extent does the percentage of ex-military personnel in an organization influence the workplace culture and management styles? 

www.popculturesafari.blogspot.com

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