- Additional Details
- Format: Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: March 10, 2008
- Closed Captioning: Yes
MODERN MARVELS® opens its arsenal to reveal the bizarre, downright astonishing, and (mostly) non-lethal equipment of today and the near-future.
- For over a decade, MODERN MARVELS has brought grand stories to life.
- The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence.
- The "pukelight" is just one of the STRANGE WEAPONS examined in this episode.
Celebrating ingenuity, invention and imagination brought to life on a grand scale, MODERN MARVELS® tells the fascinating stories of the doers, dreamers and sometime-schemers who created everyday items, technological breakthroughs and man-made wonders.
Forget bullets, bombs and the other sledge-hammer technologies of the past. Modern arsenals have become far more sophisticated, particularly as non-lethal means of submission have risen in importance.
In this episode, MODERN MARVELS® scours the planet to find the most imaginative and unexpected weapons currently in use or under development.
Discover microwave-like rays that can be fired at the enemy and make them feel like they're being burned alive and laser weapons, truck- and aircraft-mountable, that can blow missiles out of the sky.
Then check out some of the newest non-lethal weapons, including a B.B. machine gun that can fire 150 pain-causing pellets per second and a flashing device nicknamed "the pukelight" that may make you lose your lunch.
Finally, examine ancient weapons that include a cutlery set containing hidden pistols and Ninja hand claws that would put the X-Men's Wolverine to shame.
Check your bullets — and expectations — at the door, it's time to survey the amazing world of STRANGE WEAPONS!