Thursday, March 17, 2011

Spud Gun

A spud gun is a small children's toy used to fire a fragment of potato. To use, one punctures the surface of a potato with the gun's hollow tip and pries out a small pellet, fitted snugly in the muzzle. Squeezing the grip causes a small build-up of air pressure inside the toy, which propels the projectile. They are short-range and low-powered.

Harder, drier potatoes are preferable sources of ammunition; red potatoes, or refrigerated potatoes serve well.

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