The Spy Globe Just when you thought things couldn’t get any weirder, the Japanese military have developed a spy globe. Essentially, it’s supposed to aid in reconnaissance and rescue missions rather than the more sinister aspects of spying. This flying globe, which can also move on the ground, is roughly 42 centimeters in diameter (16 inches), weighs approximately 350 grams (less than 1 pound!) and can fly up to 60 kilometers per hour (37 miles per hour). The developer spent approximately 110,000 yen to develop the spy globe, rather cheap for such an interesting contraption. The globe itself is white and without its outer casing, has a black wire frame with a small video camera. A remote control operates the spy globe and can be operated for eight minutes. The spy globe lands while turning. It is the first of its kind in the world shaped like a globe. This thing is probably one of the more bizarre things I’ve ever seen, but kind of cool at the same time.