Have you ever wanted to use duct tape as a weapon? If you have, then I know a way! This writeup desribes how to make a ball and chain type weapon. It can be swung around or thrown. It is awkward to wield, but your enemies will probably be too intimidated (or incapacitated by laughter) to care.

First, you will need some materials:

Got all that? Good! Now we can start. First, form the gravel (or whatever you are using as an alternative) into a vague ball shape, held together by duct tape, about 10 cm. in diameter. You will want to apply the first layer of tape as you are making the ball shape. Once you've done that, you want to make sure that the tape around the ball is fairly thick; it wouldn't do to have gravel leaking out.

Now, assuming you have come this far, you have a heavy ball that looks like it was made from solid duct tape. This is the business end, but you will also need a tether to hold on to as you swing this thing around. Get a piece of duct tape about as long as you want the tether to be, plus about 30 cm. extra. Fold this in half so the sticky sides stick together. You'll want to fold this along the whole tether, so after you've finished folding the tether will still be full length but half as wide. This will leave you with a cord that you can hold on to; now to attach it to the ball.

Wrap one end of the tether around the ball and attach it firmly with plenty of duct tape. Don't be stingy unless you want your carefully made weapon to come apart. Your weapon is now fully functional, if somewhat spartan. Still, it would be nice if you had a handle.

If you want to add a handle, you could loop the bottom part of your tether back around and reattach it to itself with -- you guessed it -- liberal amounts of duct tape.

Now that you have your weapon the only thing left to do is to name and decorate it. What you name it should reflect your personality. If you like RPGs, you could give it a name like Ogresmasher. If you are feeling silly, you can name it Frank. If you just want to whack stuff with it, you can safely skip this part.

Congratulations, you are now the prowd owner of a truly manly weapon! Feel the testosterone!