BCB International Ltd is a British company that makes non-lethal products for people facing lethal danger. For example, their “Blast Boxers” protect the private parts of soldiers facing a life-changing encounter with an IED. BCB also designed the little cannon above to stop Somali pirates from boarding commercial vessels—without all the legal and political messiness of blowing them to bits. The Buccaneer Launcher (a.k.a.,“Somali Stinger”) uses compressed air to fire projectiles at the bad guys. The range of potential projectiles includes smoke, a line to snag the pirates’ props, nets (a la Batman), ice and a “shell” packed with golf balls, which will travel up to 600 yards at up to 450mph. If that doesn’t work, captains can always deploy one of the company’s Kinetic Impact System cannons. Or, legally speaking, not.