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These forms were the crafted to be the projectiles fired from "Devil's Dip, The Ballistic Missile Defence System"  An installation at the University of Saskatchewan in 2016. In the narrative, these projectiles are made from mud scooped from the Saskatchewan River and filled with gluten, in reality they are ceramic spheres 

Details of the didactic read, “These bombs, when employed on the enemy submarines would release the refined, proteinous gluten into the coastal waters. This chemical reaction would produce a thick gummy mess that rendered the enemy submarines immobile and ripe for capture.”

The full didactic reads:

A case of “hidden in plain sight”  The Devil’s Dip Ski Jump, played an indispensable role in defending the Saskatchewan river system from aquatic attack during WW2

The launch was first designed by the Royal Academy of Pragmatic Arts, and was then commissioned by the National Cadre for Commodification and Exploitation. At first the project was a gestural acknowledgement of Saskatchewan’s existence by the crown, but was then fostered by the federal government as a project to pre occupy the local population until a complete plan of resource extraction could be employed. The sprawling project included mining the riverbed for materials to form the projectile shells, and a processing station for wheat, which would become the payload.

These bombs, when employed on the enemy submarines would release the refined, proteinous gluten into the waters of the South Saskatchewan. This chemical reaction would produce a thick gummy mess that rendered the enemy submarines immobile and ripe for capture.

There was never an account of the system being engaged on the enemy. Perhaps the existence of the system was enough to foil any potential aquatic attacks.

It was used as a ski jump in the winter

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