Thursday, March 25, 2010

The war on terrorism is “hotting “up!

Chilli Grenades to Fight Terrorism.
The world’s hottest chilli will be used by the Indian military to make hand grenades in the effort to fight terrorism, according to Indian defence officials. “The chilli grenade has been found fit for use after trials in Indian defence laboratories, a fact confirmed by scientists at the Defence Research and Development Organization,” said Col. R. Kalia, a defence spokesman in the north-eastern state of Assam. “This is definitely going to be an effective non-toxic weapon because its pungent smell can choke terrorists and force them out of their hideouts,” said R. B. Srivastava, the director of the Life Sciences Department at the New Delhi headquarters of the DRDO. (Click on pictures to enlarge.)

Confirmed by Guinness World Records in 2007 as the world’s hottest chilli, the bhut jolokia (aka ghost chilli, fitting, perhaps) has more than 1,000,000 Scoville units–the measurement unit of a chilli’s spiciness. Tabasco sauce ranges from 2,500 to 5,000 Scoville units; jalapeno peppers measure anywhere from 2,500 to 8,000.

For anyone who has ever inadvertently rubbed their eyes, or elsewhere, after handling a jalapeno–you know what an effective tactic this might produce. Can you imagine? It’s surprising that it isn’t lethal. Seems like an exceedingly painful weapon, but any efforts to move away from producing toxic synthetic-based lachrymatory agents (like mace and tear gas) is somehow a step in the right direction. If only they could find a way to immobilize suspects with kinder options…maybe vanilla bombs and chocolate rockets?
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And since we are talking about India you may want to see the following.

From the Ministry Of Silly Walks!
The India-Pakistan Border NIGHTLY Closing Ceremony.

Very interesting protocol, especially given the socio-political-cultural differences. This is probably the only such 'ceremony' of its kind in the world. This is worth your time to watch. Well, we know there is no love lost between the two countries.

Both countries have nukes, and both countries have come close to war a number of times.. The Wagah border is the only road linking India and Pakistan.
(Now see if you can lift your legs that high. - Werner)

And every night, the border is closed with a most unusual ceremony. Only 156 seconds long, it is one of the strangest things ever seen. I'm surprised they ever open the border and I wonder if they would use “hot chilly” hand grenades if provoked.

You’ll get a good chuckle from this; perhaps we could introduce a similar border closing ceremony on the Queensland/NSW border. - Werner

Click here to see this “spectacle”. And make sure your sound is on.
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My thought for today. - Werner
Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while, so that we can see Life with a clearer view again. - Alex Tan

(And chilles can certainly help you with tears. :-) - Werner

1 comment:

T. Asquith said...

Hello Werner, sorry I haven't been able to post anything lately but I've been busy with other things. (Don't worry or waste your energy on making comments,I won't miss you. - Werner

Loved the Indian border YouTube, now that IS funny, I sent it around to a few people who I thought would enjoy it.

I've been telling people about your blog too, hoping to get a few more visitors. A good article on chilli too. I love them in my cooking, but a bit like a drug; the more you have, the more you need. I think they must numb the taste buds over time.

I saw the letter in the Cairns Post. I think what's happened here is that Wendy has been warned off making any promises about referendums on fluoride, which just goes to show; they're all talk no action. Looks like it stays in the water whoever gets in next time. Ah well, nice cup of tea from the tank water will make us all feel better.
My thought for the day:
Under capitalism man exploits man; under socialism the reverse is true. ~Polish Proverb