Inventor creates Condom Applicator Slingshot Gun

An inventor has come up with a novel way for males to put on condoms.

In response to a challenge set by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda, host of The Slingshot Channel on Youtube Joerg Sprave has created a device he calls the Condom Applicator Slingshot Gun.

The contraption is a form of catapult that fires the prophylactic at speed - and Mr Sprave explained: "Nothing fascinates male human beings more than guns and sex."

Gates recently announced anybody who is able to create a 'perfect condom' will be given $100,000 (£66,000) to develop the concept further, with the competition - entitled the Next Generation Condom Challenge - forming part of attempts to combat health issues through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Although Mr Sprave's idea is likely to have been conceived with tongue firmly in cheek, a video showing him providing a demonstration of how to use the device has received almost three million views and is likely to drum up plenty of publicity for the condom challenge.