Katherine Mangu-Ward on the Transparency Grenade


It's usually not a good idea to pull the pin out of a grenade in the middle of a meeting. But as Katherine Mangu-Ward explains, this resin and sterling silver replica of a Soviet F1 hand grenade isn't ordinary ordnance. Designed to instantly and anonymously publicize what's going on in closed-door meetings or other secret confabs, the hardware-stuffed Transparency Grenade releases a burst of data when activated.