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Weed zapper fires 2,500-volt charges


Posted on Monday, 23 January, 2012 | Comment icon 22 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


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Dr Mike Diprose has invented a new device for killing weeds that works by zapping them with electricity.

The device is able to kill off weeds without the need for pesticides by literally boiling the water in the plant's cells. While this is perfect for getting rid of the weeds in your garden it does come with some element of risk - the zapper uses the same voltage as an electric chair and if it touches a person is likely to kill them by stopping their heart and raising their body temperature past boiling point.

"It could be the ultimate dream machine for gardeners – an electric gadget that kills weeds in seconds without using harmful pesticides or causing backache from bending over borders."

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Comment icon #13 Posted by little_dreamer on 24 January, 2012, 0:55
Future leading cause of mysterious gardening accidents.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Aus Der Box Skeptisch on 24 January, 2012, 1:08
Volts are one thing .. what are the ohms?
Comment icon #15 Posted by mtdewcougar on 24 January, 2012, 4:21
What a great multipurpose home invader prevention/protection tool. I too wonder how much current this thing carries? Iknow you can buy stun guns that carry 6 million volts fairly cheap, but really isnt it the amp/current that kill you not so much the volts?
Comment icon #16 Posted by aquatus1 on 24 January, 2012, 4:37
Wooow...I remember this from way, way back in my tween years. Back then, in the futuristic show called Beyond 2000, I saw them experimenting with this for farms. They hooked it up to a farm machine and since the weeds grew taller than the crops, anything the wire touched got zapped. It took 30 years for this to become a hand-held model?
Comment icon #17 Posted by devilmaycare on 24 January, 2012, 5:29
As if. This is useful for all kin terrorist treat.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Device on 24 January, 2012, 8:43
Kill kill kill kill, kill those evil weeds.
Comment icon #19 Posted by Aus Der Box Skeptisch on 24 January, 2012, 9:07
Volts are one thing .. what are the ohms? Lmao really! I should read what I write right away instead of coming back hours later... I was trying to ask about amps... not ohms.
Comment icon #20 Posted by JGirl on 24 January, 2012, 9:17
but what about all the critters in the soil? the worms and such
Comment icon #21 Posted by james1951 on 2 February, 2012, 3:24
Could they not do the same thing with laser technolgy. What happens if the ground is wet? weeds , plants and the farmer become compost for next years crops?
Comment icon #22 Posted by james1951 on 2 February, 2012, 3:25
Lmao really! I should read what I write right away instead of coming back hours later... I was trying to ask about amps... not ohms. volts? ohms? amps? And lets not forget about wattage....


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