The Blaster

The Blaster


South Africans can legally attach flamethrowers to cars to repel carjackers.


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South Africa is a beautiful country but is tarnished by high crime rates. In 1998, the murder, assault, rape, and carjacking rates per capita are among the highest in the world. This was when one inventor, by the name of Charl Fourie, had an idea; why not attach a flamethrower to people's cars?

The Blaster, as it was named, was designed to provide a fiery defense against carjackings, which were rife in the country at the time. The flamethrower had two attachments on either side of the car that hurled out continuous flames to deter (and most likely harm) the assailant.

The inventor claimed that it would be unlikely that it would kill, but "definitely blind" anyone caught in the flame's wrath.


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