When the students in the Wintersville (near Steubenville) Church of Christ Vacation Bible School decided to include silly string the care packages they sent to soldiers in Iraq they probably had no clue how useful it would be.
Shortly after sending the care packages they got a letter that included the following:
“I want to mention that your package contained a can of Silly String. I don’t know if you knew this but many soldiers use Silly String to find trip wires on bombs when searching houses. I gave your can to our patrol and they found a bomb the very next day. So you likely saved several lives with your box. Isn’t God cool?”
Source: Herald Star Online