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China Develops Laser Rifles That Can Set A Whole Person On Fire In Seconds

Flamethrowers are so last summer.

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China may have found a more discreet way to set a whole person on fire. The country has reportedly developed special laser rifles that produce an energy beam that can zap an enemy from half a mile away. Interestingly, the weapon, which is like a laser version of a flamethrower, is said to be “non-lethal” despite its shocking effects.

Researchers involved in the project confirmed several details about the ZKZM-500 laser assault rifle. According to the scientists, the weapon’s energy beam cannot be detected by the human eye. Nevertheless, the laser rifles are capable of causing “instant carbonization” of human skin and tissues.

The ZKZM-500 can set an enemy on fire even from almost a kilometer away.

The weapons were created at the Xian Institute of Optics and Precision Mechanics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in the Shaanxi province. One researcher revealed that that the laser rifles weigh about 6.6lbs and can be mounted on cars, planes, and boats.

Despite weighing and looking like an AK-47, the ZKZM-500 is a weapon built for stealth. The scientists confirmed that the laser guns do not make any sound during field testing. The rifle’s beam is said to be so powerful that it can burn through just about anything.

The ZKZM-500 certainly sounds like something out of a science fiction movie but it’s all too real. The laser rifles are ready for mass production. Soon, they will be given out the to the anti-terrorism squads in China’s Armed Police.

You wouldn’t want to be on the other side of these rifles.

ZKZM Laser, the company that created the prototype, is currently searching for a partner to help in large-scale production. Each unit will be sold for about $15,000.

However, don’t go reaching for your credit cards just yet because the laser rifles are only going to be sold to China’s police and military.

These weapons might sound terrifying in the wrong hands. Nevertheless, it is a sign that drastic measures are required to keep terrorism from becoming a bigger problem.

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Top 10 Most Expensive Liquids In The World

#8 is a huge surprise!

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Some of the best things in the world are understandably expensive. Unfortunately, most of these pricey items are also important in healthcare. There are several liquids around the world that have proven to be extremely precious yet have a great potential in saving many lives.

Some liquids are simply pricey because of their rarity. However, a few of these elixirs are also considered precious because of the way they are manufactured. Here are the 10 most expensive liquids in the world.

10. Human Blood (Price: $1,500 per gallon)

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Feminists Are Upset That Apple’s New iPhones Are ‘Too Big’ For Women’s Hands

Apple has got some explaining to do.

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Apple launches its three new iPhones but also revealed that they will no longer continue the iPhone SE, which is known for its smaller screen. This upgrade in size has seen Apple criticized by feminist activists who claim that the new model is too big for women.

They argue that women have smaller hands and the new phones would not be as comfortable for them compared to the iPhone SE, which is now being discontinued. Female rights and equality activist Caroline Criado Perez decided to share her concerns regarding the matter on Twitter.

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Disney World Is Building Disney Skyliner, An Enchanting Way To Get Around Parks

A whole new “ride” is what Disney World is bringing us.

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Imagine traveling the Disney World in a gondola lift system that gives you a spectacular view of the castles with Mickey Mouse beside you. If you've thought about it, this will soon become reality in late fall 2019.

Disney World is constructing a new form of transportation to help visitors get around the parks. The theme park has kept mum on when it will be opened, but as reported by Insider, the completion may coincide with the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge late next year.

The new transportation system will be called the Disney Skyliner.

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