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Envelope X-Ray Spray – it’s not just computers that can get hacked, you know


With all the incessant focus on computer hacking, banks, passwords, credit cards and all that stuff, it’s easy to forget that real spies don’t just rely on cracking our digital domains. They also spend a lot of time delving into our trash cans, digging out old acquaintances and even snooping on our mail.

This Envelope X-Ray Spray may or may not work, and it may or may not be used by agencies like the NSA, but we’re betting you a dollar to a gold bar that there’s some equivalent juice hanging around in their inventory for occasional use as necessary.


The spray apparently makes normal paper temporarily translucent, so you can ‘easily take a look at contents‘. The effect only lasts for 30 seconds, so you’d better be a fast reader, and the makers say that once the spray dries it leaves no marks at all. This sounds perfect for trying to work out where those surprise birthday event tickets are for, so you can make plans to dress properly.

You may have other uses in mind. Priced at $12 a can, which gives hundreds of square inches of use.


  • cheap hairspray use to do the same thing.

  • I’m beginning to think you lot at the red ferret emerged from the banana bunch. Alternatively you can practice by putting your own mail in the microwave until you get it right. Can even lick and stick it back so nobody knows. 007. I mean Stevie.

    • We would like to dispute your assertion. We actually emerged from the Brady Bunch.

      Steaming kettles or no.

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