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Could the U.S. Air Force Take Out Godzilla?

Maybe in Imagination Land

Here’s a fun little feature on what we’d need to fight back against a 300-foot-tall radioactive lizard, brought to us by Air & Space Magazine.

They reached out to MSgt Jason Edwards of the U.S. Air Force 18th Wing, and he says all it would take are 4,000 Segways, some slingshots, and a quick call to the Power Rangers.

“Well, I think Godzilla would be expecting an aerial attack. So, to catch him off guard, we’d need 4,000 Segways and slingshots…I could go with Chuck Norris, but that’d be the obvious one…Bruce Lee…Tom Brokaw…”

Andy Campbell over at Huffpost Weird News, on the other hand, isn’t so sure we’d win; Godzilla has taken quite a beating over the years, and all of humanity’s firepower seems pretty ineffective. Oh, he’s died, sure, including in the original Gojira.

But if he were real? I’d be heading in the other direction. The entire point of Godzilla is that we can’t control him. He’s a force of nature. A ramification for our own recklessness.

Anyway, I don’t know about you, but that new Godzilla movie has me pretty hyped. We can only hope it does a bit better than the last time Gojira came stateside (what was it, 1998?). Godzilla 2000 was much, much better.

My list of favorite Godzilla movie monsters? Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah make the list. What about you?

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Rob Schwarz

Rob Schwarz is a writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. For nearly 10 years, he's managed Stranger Dimensions, providing a unique perspective on all matters involving time travel, parallel universes, and whether or not robots might one day take over the world.

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