Atom bombs are just the beginning. In the last half-century, the greatest military minds on Earth have developed an arsenal of weapons to make mutually assured destruction seem tame.
Whether these masterpieces of destruction come from miles above Earth or millimeters below the skin, they have one thing in common: they’re spooky as hell.
Can turning animals into cyborgs ever end well? Should lasers really be strapped to planes? Is dispersing humans with the worst smell ever created a better alternative to doing it by burning their skin? You be the judge. Launch our gallery of the world’s spookiest weapons—some decades away and others already implemented—and marvel over what humans can create when they work apart.
The Atomic Bomb
The Stargate Project
Cetacean Intelligence Mission
The Gay Bomb
The Trophy Active Defense System
The Navy’s Railgun
The Puke Flashlight
Mobility Denial System
A Military-Grade Stink Bomb
Active Denial System
The Rods from God
Modular Disc-Wing Urban Cruise Munition