rat bomb

definitelynotaminion  asked:

It was kinda mentioned but also kind of glossed over-- Naruto is veritably *indestructible*. He, like any jinchuuriki, is basically "if it didn't kill me, I'll heal by morning" Jinchuriki who either die in one blow or not at all 2k17. The experimental jutsu testing probabilities. I can see Sasuke's eyes glazing over and turning into little hearts simultaneously. Like, and then he finds out about expendable ARMIES of shadow clones? Still w/ Kage chakra levels? Insert a LITERAL marriage proposal

Naruto is literally the best test subject sacrifice to the jutsu gods experimental bomb lab rat volunteer possible. There’s nothing that can take him down for more than a few minutes and even then he’s good to go almost immediately afterwards. Sasuke’s little nerd heart would be in heaven.


The Rat Bomb

One of the many zany ideas of the British Special Operations Executive during World War II, the rat bomb was an explosive device featuring the corpse of a rat which was stuff with a small charge of high explosives.  While the explosive charge was small, it was enough to cause a devastating explosion if tossed into a steam boiler.  The idea was that the rat bombs would be smuggled into Germany, then placed in boiler rooms of factories, locomotives, or power stations. The stoker tending the boiler would throw the offending critter into the fire, the explosive would ignite, fracturing the boiler and causing a massive blast.

Several dead rats were acquired and converted into bombs. Some were also produced with timed delayed fuses. However, the first shipment of rats was intercepted by the Germans, thus none saw their intended use before the program was cancelled. In the meantime the Germans sent their captured rats to military schools for further study and set up security protocols to ensure that the British rats would never be exploded on German soil.  While the rat bombs never blew up a boiler, SOE concluded the program was effective because it wasted precious German manpower, redirected soldiers and security guards away from the war effort in order to search for dead rats.

While I was at the store today gathering supplies for Easter tomorrow, I left and this homeless man gave me a package wrapped up in a red and green bow - and told me Merry Christmas. I’m scared to open the package. Is it a dead rat, is it a bomb, or am I going to be pleasantly surprised and find all nine seasons of One Tree Hill in there? We just don’t know.