Yes it’s laughable, but…

I get as frustrated with airport security as the next guy (and I’m plenty doubtful of its effectiveness), but really, if you don’t yet know liquids aren’t allowed, and you hold up the one security line at a small airport at an ungodly early hour, it’d be nicer if you didn’t laugh like a kid at a theme park about it. Yes it’s farcical, but not funny.

Ear Shrapnel Noise Grenade

Engadget calls it “skull-shattering fun” and Gizmodo labeled it “ear shrapnel.” It’s available at and Boy’s Stuff, though nobody seems to have yet found a domestic supplier. From the catalog page: The Sonic Grenade features three different levels of the most noxious sound since the last Westlife album. To launch, pull the pin and […] » about 200 words


Via Gizmodo: a CD of annoying sounds at Twenty “ear splitting” sound effects and a pair of earplugs “for your sanity and protection” for £14.99. What 20 sound effects?

  • Drill
  • Party (at least 200 People)
  • Orgasm (Outstanding)
  • Train
  • Drum (Played by a Child)
  • Inhuman Screams
  • Walking (High Heels)
  • Domestic Squabble
  • Doors Banging
  • Bowling
  • Unhappy Dog
  • Practicing a violin
  • Traffic Jam
  • Garbage Truck
  • A screaming newborn baby
  • Phone Ringing
  • Ball Game
  • Pigeons
  • Spring house cleaning
  • Cock-a-Doodle-Do!

Usage instructions?

Choose your favourite track from this hilarious CD, turn up the volume, and sit back (or go out for half an hour) and reap sweet revenge.