Thursday, December 07, 2006

Ya Gotta Love The Ingenuity

Normally a parents bane at parties, and loathed by millions who must scrape it off their drive way after Halloween or block party, silly string finally has a useful... um... use.
Serious use for Silly String
Associated Press Writer
Wed Dec 6, 3:14 PM ET

STRATFORD, N.J. - In an age of multimillion-dollar high-tech weapons systems, sometimes it's the simplest ideas that can save lives. Which is why a New Jersey mother is organizing a drive to send cans of Silly String toIraq.

American troops use the stuff to detect trip wires around bombs, as Marcelle Shriver learned from her son, a soldier in Iraq.
This does however raise a couple of questions, foremost in my mind is:
Who brought the first can into Iraq anyways?
Second, who was the genius who thought this trick up?

That being said, or asked, this is the perfect time to plug Any Soldier. This group provides an easy way to find out what our troops need and a way to get it to them. For suggestions they have teamed up with several companies who have created care packages. Most of the requests are simple: phone cards, hygeine items, sunscreen, socks etc. Take a look choose any soldier, sailor, etc. and make the holidays a little brighter. As they post on the front page of the site:

A soldier in Iraq can't see your ribbon,
Or the flag at your front door.
But a letter they hold in their hands,
To them means so much more.
Supporter Liam Sweeny

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