Summer is here which means it’s time for you and the kids to engage in some epic neighborhood water gun fights. For one dad, however, your average Super Soaker just wasn’t going to cut it.
In the video below, Mark Rober, a former NASA Jet Propulsion Lab engineer, demonstrates his creation, which holds the Guinness World Record for largest water gun.
The classically designed, neon water cannon isn’t just a giant replica of the original Super Soaker, which was designed in 1982 by Lonnie Johnson, who also happens to be a former JPL engineer.
Rober’s water gun is capable of firing water at 243 miles-per-hour at 2,400 PSI or as he explains it, eight times more powerful than a fire hose!
What’s awesome about Rober’s video is that he doesn’t just show off his invention’s ridiculous power, he also explains the science behind how it works and how he created it. He even has a one-on-one interview with Johnson, who explains how he developed the first prototype for the original Super Soaker.
Check out the video below and make sure to subscribe to Mark’s channel for more awesome engineering videos, like the world’s largest NERF gun!