First use of a graphite bomb
Iraq ()
Jim Hunter chopped 25 watermelons on the stomach of Celia Curtis (both Australia) in one minute using a machete on the set of Guinness World Record These bombs (also known as 'black out bombs') are also the first of many 'soft' bombs since they are non-lethal and seek to disadvantage the enemy by disabling power supplies. They work by exploding a cloud of thousands of ultra-fine carbon-fibre wires over electrical installations, short-circuiting the electrical systems. A later version of the G-bomb was used by NATO in May 1999 to successfully disable 70% of Serbia's power supply.