Military applications for "Silly String"

Stefan says: "Rob Cockerham's 'How Much is Inside' series once featured the aerosol novelty 'Silly String.'

"Rob has just posted some correspondence with a former Marine Sargeant who describes how the stuff is used in the field:"

Silly string has served me well in Combat especially in looking for I.A.Ds., simply put, booby traps. . . . When you spray the string it just spreads everywhere and when it sets it lays right on the wire. Even in a dark room the string stands out revealing the trip wire.