'Silly' string, serious help

By: KXII-Staff Email
By: KXII-Staff Email

It may be called ‘silly’ string, but soldiers say the cans provide serious help in Iraq. A New Jersey mother of a solider in Iraq found a shipping company to send about 80,000 cans of silly string overseas.

The mom says the troops can use the foamy substance to detect trip wires on bombs. Since the string comes in aerosol cans, only certain companies with experience in hazardous materials can send it. A New Jersey company will inspect the cans before shipping them to Iraq.


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  • by ummm Location: noone on Oct 17, 2007 at 08:01 AM
    I think the silly string is a good Idea come on guys our troops are going to get killed if its time for them to get killed they are over there for a reason and anything will help
  • by KXII Webmaster Location: Sherman on Oct 16, 2007 at 03:14 PM
    Here is the requested information...The Silly String collection was started by a mother in New Jersey. If you would like to donate Silly String or money to help with shipping, you can send it to: Marcelle Shriver c/o St. Luke Church 55 N. Warwick Rd. Stratford, NJ 08084
  • by Anonymous on Oct 16, 2007 at 02:54 PM
    Where can we send our donations? I've heard of this before; but knew not where to send it. KXII, can you give an address? My husband just retired a couple of years ago from the military. He thinks it's a great idea!
  • by HNR Location: Denison on Oct 16, 2007 at 11:27 AM
    I think it a awesome Idea -it could be both fun and helpful --what more could you ask for when your in war!!
  • by FED UP Location: OKLAHOMA on Oct 16, 2007 at 09:31 AM
    TO: ME IN SHERMAN. OK THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU JUST SAID, YOU DO NOT ADVOCATE THE POSSIBLITY OF OTHERS GETTING KILLED. WHAT DO YOU THINK THE BOMBS WOULD DO IF THE TRIP WIRES ARE NOT DETECTED. THE BOMBS WILL KILL MORE PEOPLE THEN THE SILLY STRING. WHAT A DUMB???
  • by John Location: Dallas on Oct 16, 2007 at 09:00 AM
    I think the soldiers have to worry about other things catching on fire or exploding. Silly string would be the last thing on their minds.
  • by me Location: sherman on Oct 15, 2007 at 10:44 PM
    Silly string also catches kids and adults on fire, especially when they have a birthday/wedding cake with candles on it. remember that? I would never send silly string out to a war zone. I do support our troops, but I do not advocate the possibility of others getting killed.
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