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Firecracker Gauntlet

firecracker-resistant metal gauntlet
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I think it's a good idea that schools should supply gauntlets for the students. Teenagers are going to set off firecrackers in their hands even if we tell them not to. There are thousands of unwanted firecracker injuries each year. Firecracker gauntlets would be a good way to prevent these and are 99% effective (when used properly, estimated).
prometheus, Oct 19 2001

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       Two counterarguments: 1. If you're stupid enough to have fireworks go off in your hand, you're stupid enough to not put your gauntlets on. 2. natural selection (more general case of point 1). Thanks for caring, though.
pottedstu, Oct 19 2001
  

       Hey, how about really stout metal gauntlets which can be covered in firecrackers? You clench your fist over your head and BLAM-blammity-Blam-BLAM! What a feeling of power!
Dog Ed, Oct 20 2001
  

       I thought this idea would be about running between two rows of small explosives. This is better.
phoenix, Oct 20 2001
  

       I thought this was about gauntlets that cause small explosions when you punch something. Now that is better. Shoi-rukin!
mrkillboy, Oct 20 2001
  

       If there are thousands of unwanted firecracker injuries each year, how many injuries *are* wanted?
pussygalore, Oct 20 2001
  

       Stupidity should be painful. Boned.
StarChaser, Oct 20 2001
  

       The gauntlets will just become "uncool" or something... something along the lines of: only wusses use gauntlets *BOOM* argh
RobertKidney, Oct 21 2001
  

       I've seen a drunk biker launch a rocket in full leathers, that included a crash helmet and gauntlets, on bonfire night. A very dangerous proposition indeed as if he flinched, which thankfully he avoided, the rocket could have gone anywhere. In other words this kind of thing is possible but very unwise indeed.
Aristotle, Oct 22 2001
  
      
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