In perhaps the most troubling story about Chinese weapons development this year, a man in Hubei has reportedly built a “smog cannon.”
The man surnamed Gong was reportedly inspired by all of the “airpocalypse” news of late. On a whim he decided to build a cannon that would blast out shells made from smog.
Recently, Gong tested his invention at an ecological park in Xiangyang city, Hubei. Check out the damage that the thing can do.
Gong says that he hopes that people will come and try out his invention so that they can better understand the hazards of air pollution more directly and work to clean up the environment.
Chinese netizens aren’t exactly lining up to be shot in the face with more PM2.5. “That’s ok, I think I’ve had my fill,” one web user commented. “When you suck in too much smog, this is the kind of inspiration that comes out,” another wrote.
Of course, we are more worried about what this DIY innovation means for China’s neighbors once the PLA takes over. Last December, Taiwanese netizens raised a stink online after Taiwan was enveloped by smog from the mainland. Netizens from the mainland took great joy in mocking their Taiwanese counterparts saying that if there truly is only “one China,” they should all breathe in the same air.
With a potential “Smog War” on the horizon, will China’s neighbors also have to begin investing in smog-fighting water cannons to preserve their air quality?
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