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Cookie Gun

Shoot cookies at your friends!
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This commercial wonder will soon make you king (or queen) of the food-fighting world! A piece of piping (maybe pvc) with an air-intake valve. This piping is stopped off at both ends, with a valve at either end. One of the ends is connected via hose to a second piece of cookie-sized piping at the top. The cookie-sized piping is then fitted with a cookie. A pump is located on the lower barrel which compresses the air through the piping and up to the cookie barrel, which launches the cookie at unsuspecting foes!

Correction: The cookie is put in edge-wise on the top. One side of the barrel is slightly rougher (not serrated) to impart spin on the cookie projectile. Cookies can also be made with jelly-filled centers to expload on contact.

The gun will also come with a detatchable cookie container on the top of the gun which drops cookies into the firing tube each time the gun is pumped backwards.

Kozi4361, Jul 04 2005

Marshmallow Shooter http://www.thinkgee...egoodies/toys/753d/
Same sort of deal but with marshmallows [Kozi4361, Jul 04 2005]

Cookie Gun http://www.cheftool....asp?number=06-0423
For the Brits who may never have heard of an actual cookie gun. [DrCurry, Jul 04 2005]

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       Note: Will change product description of better ideas for launching cookies arises.
Kozi4361, Jul 04 2005
  

       Not sure I especially want to get hit it in the eye with a chocolate chip. (Marshmallows do not have quite the same impact.) Then again, you're not one of my friends, so this may not be a problem for me.
DrCurry, Jul 04 2005
  

       I'm in. Gi's a cookie!
wagster, Jul 04 2005
  

       methinks that description is encrypted
po, Jul 04 2005
  

       I'm sorry to say this, but a cookie, being a irregular disk, will not preform well without a sabot.
You'd get to much blow-by edgewise (even in a flat barrel), and it'd pivot open like a butterfly valve if launched sidways.
  

       What you could do to prevent having to retrive your sabot is to have the barrel longer than neccesary, so that the barrel pressure goes negitive - stopping the sabot. The cookie that was sitting on the sabot then continues moving towards the target.
my-nep, Jul 04 2005
  

       Good idea, changed descrption at the end to include a sabot system!
Kozi4361, Jul 04 2005
  

       I think this would work better if the cookie were fired edge-wise, rather than face-on as is implied in the idea. A slot-shaped barrel, serrated on one side and smooth on the other, would impart a hefty spin to the projectile (hence stabilising it in flight) and would also result in a lower air resistance than a face-on shot.

This could lead to the evolution of the weapons- grade cookie, perhaps with pecan shards set into the edges.
Basepair, Jul 04 2005
  

       Wouldn't the serrations tear appart the side of the cookie?
Kozi4361, Jul 04 2005
  

       I liked the sabot suggestion. A cookie with a wooden shoe behind it could really win a food fight.   

       I'm getting out of this before you invent dwarf bread.
baconbrain, Jul 05 2005
  

       Mmmmm aim for my mouth.
DesertFox, Jul 05 2005
  

       Dwarf Bread... don't you mean the holy bread that the Jewish people eat? It's like...flat, 'n stuff.
Kozi4361, Jul 05 2005
  

       I was referring to the Discworld fantasy series by Terry Pratchett--the dwarves make bread suitable for use as weapons.   

       Jewish bread, I know from nothing.
baconbrain, Jul 05 2005
  

       Oh. I thought you were talking about tiny loaves of bread. Well then. Um... How about hard-tac? It can stop bullets, ya know.
Kozi4361, Jul 05 2005
  

       It's unlikely that hard-tac could stop a well-thrown dwarf bread.
david_scothern, Jul 05 2005
  

       I envisage a system similar to a clay pidgeon launcher (ie a spring loaded arm) would be good and would create plenty of spin, which would improve accuracy.
Minimal, Jul 05 2005
  

       Of course it's all fun and games until someone gets one in the eye.
harderthanjesus, Jul 05 2005
  

       What if someone gets a cookie launched into their mouth? Then it's all fun and games and food and fun!
Kozi4361, Jul 05 2005
  

       and choking.
hidden truths, Jul 05 2005
  

       Just put a disclaimer on it. "This product may cause choking, blindness and/or premature death." After all, no one sues Glock when someone gets shot do they?
wagster, Jul 05 2005
  

       I think the potential for a cookie to kill someone isn't nearly as great as if this were a gun which shot rocks.
Kozi4361, Jul 05 2005
  

       Added magazine mechanism.
Kozi4361, Jul 06 2005
  

       mmmmmmmmm.......cookies   

       sp: explode :)
the fiddler, Mar 06 2006
  
      
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