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Do not taunt Waboba Ball
March 10, 2014 12:02 PM   Subscribe

The Waboba ("WAter BOuncing BAll"), has attracted all sorts of fans since it went into production over five years ago. Now it can count one more: The U.S. Navy.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI (13 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is fun. If you ever get a chance to buy one, buy it. It works great in large bodies of water like the ocean, lakes or rivers. If you have someone to throw it back and forth with, you'll have a blast.
posted by rodmandirect at 12:30 PM on March 10


If you have someone to throw it back and forth with, you'll have a blast.

Hence the Navy's interest.
posted by Think_Long at 12:37 PM on March 10 [5 favorites]


I don't know if the Navy is very interested in the back option, I think they only want the forth part.
posted by Dr Dracator at 12:47 PM on March 10


As one convert with two teenage boys we spoke to said, “we have two in the glovebox of the family car - it’s instant, low cost, high involvement fun, that leverages our favourite playground to the max. "

Really? Someone really said that?
posted by Legomancer at 1:34 PM on March 10 [10 favorites]


As an example of why the U.S. (or any) Navy would be interested, see Operation Chastise in World War II.
posted by blob at 1:52 PM on March 10 [1 favorite]


I once threw a Waboba ball into a swimming pool, it bounced out the other side and went into a thick hedge. About 10 people spent about an hour searching in the hedge, on the other side of the hedge, at the top of the hedge and basically all over tarnation in a 100 yard radius and we never found that Waboba ball.

True story.

(I bet the Navy would be extra interested in a projectile that simply disappears.)
posted by chavenet at 3:03 PM on March 10 [2 favorites]


Did anyone else flash to the prisoner when they read the description?
posted by dinty_moore at 3:08 PM on March 10 [1 favorite]


It has the consistency of breast implant...

Yeah. Weapons research. Sure.
posted by Smedleyman at 3:54 PM on March 10


Also:

a soft, slightly squeegy feel not unlike the material used for breast implants

Have I led a particularly sheltered life? I have no idea what a breast implant feels like and don't understand why it's being tossed out here like we're all familiar with them.
posted by The corpse in the library at 4:00 PM on March 10


You want a breast implant? I can get you a breast implant, believe me. There are ways, Dude. You don't wanna know about it, believe me.

Hell, I can get you a breast implant by 3 o'clock this afternoon... with nipples. These fucking amateurs.
posted by Smedleyman at 5:41 PM on March 10 [4 favorites]


Below the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is Fort Point, built in 1853.

(It is a fun place to visit, and afterwards you can take a trail up to the bridge, which you can walk across).

From the website:
Plans specified that the lowest tier of artillery be as close as possible to water level so cannonballs could ricochet across the water's surface to hit enemy ships at the waterline.
posted by eye of newt at 9:36 PM on March 10


As one convert with two teenage boys we spoke to said, “we have two in the glovebox of the family car - it’s instant, low cost, high involvement fun, that leverages our favourite playground to the max. "

god this dad sucks
posted by Ray Walston, Luck Dragon at 3:18 AM on March 11 [4 favorites]


We leverage the bouncy-ball to maximize our fun-factor. Currently it's reading 7.85, but with sustained fun-accretion, we should be able to enfunanate it up to 8.32 by Q4.
posted by blue_beetle at 11:07 AM on March 11 [2 favorites]


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