Tai Huynh, left, of Georgia State University and Jonathan Schnepp of Middle Tennessee State participate in the Super Soaker Survivor Challenge during Spring Break in Panama City, Florida on Thursday, March 10, 2005. Schnepp was the grand-prize winner of H
March 12, 2005 The water pistol has come a long way in recent times. Once a fragile, relatively harmless device capable of shooting a stream of water no more than a metre or two, that all changed when Aerospace Engineer Dr Lonnie Johnson extrapolated some work he was doing in an entirely unrelated field and thought about what a great water gun it would make. The SuperSoaker was born in 1991 and became an everyday term for children the world over. Now the SuperSoaker is being organized into massive contests, with water soluble body targets and big prizemoney, as can be seen from this mammoth contest held earlier this week during the infamopus spring break celebrations in Florida.