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|Headquarters||Santa Monica, CA, |
|Lorenzo Maggiore - CEO, Erika Schimik - President|
|Products||The Original Salt Gun|
Number of employees
Michael Dickinson of the California Institute of Technology says flies cannot dodge the tiny salt particles but they will be protected by their arthropod exoskeleton and only be stunned. However, the inventor demonstrates in his YouTube videos that flies are indeed penetrated by the salt which causes them to dehydrate and eventually die (leaving them whole for easy cleanup).
To use the bug-a-salt, all users have to do is to load the gun with table salt, aim at the fly and fire. The gun works like a shotgun towards flies.
Bug-A-Salt initially launched in July 2012 on the Indiegogo crowd-funding platform. By the time the crowd funding campaign ended, September 11, 2012, at midnight, over 21,400 Bug-A-Salt Original Salt Guns sold.
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- Lorenzo, Maggiore. "BugASalt- The Final Push". indiegogo. indiegogo.com. Retrieved 27 October 2016.