Had blogs existed back in 1998 I'm sure this delightful invention would have gotten more coverage. In these dark days of jihadi kidnappings it is even more relevent than ever.
There's a video of the device in action at the CNN site. Very impressive.
Flamethrower now an option on S. African cars
Crime-obsessed South Africans have a powerful new weapon with which to stop likely criminals: the car flamethrower.
Casting a man-high fireball, reportedly with no damage to the paint, the Blaster has been placed on 25 South African vehicles since its introduction last month...
...The Blaster squirts liquefied gas from a bottle in the automobile's trunk through two nozzles, located under the front doors. The gas is then ignited by an electric spark, with fiery consequences.
Both sides flame at the same time, regardless of whether the attack is coming from just one side of the vehicle, or whether passersby are on the other side. But the breadth and depth of blast can be modified according to individual preference.