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Mayan Apocalypse Update: Pictures

Apparently, the world has dodged a bullet. Or not, as few people believed the world would end as the Maya calendar ran out. However, some people were ready, while others used the opportunity to party. The Mail Online has a roundup of photographs of events held the world over as December 21st dawned. Shown here [...]

When World War II Veteran Is Cremated, Family Learns That He Was Carrying around Almost Half a Pound of Shrapnel

Ronald Brown was wounded while serving in the British Army during World War II. He downplayed the whole matter and told his children that he had just a bullet in his leg. But when Brown recently passed away, crematory workers found six full ounces of metal in his ashes. His daughter was astonished: “But when we went [...]

Experimental Heavy-Nosed Bullet

Steve at The Firearm Blog writes: A Russian inventor emailed me photos of his patent-pending bullet design. These bullets are loaded in 12.7×108mm cases. The inventor did not explain to me how this design is beneficial but according to a study done by the US Military in the 1950s (PDF Link), the center of gravity affects how [...]

The Death Scene to End All Death Scenes

It doesn’t get more awesomely bad than this, Neatoramanauts. You’re watching the final scene of a 1974 Turkish film called Kareteci Kiz (Karate Girl), about a girl who becomes a cop to get revenge on the guys who killed her father and husband. My favorite part is the bit where he turns around and has no wounds on [...]

Theodore Roosevelt’s Life-Saving Speech

John Flammang Schrank is not as well-known a name as Lee Harvey Oswald or John Wilkes Booth or even John Hinkley, Jr. That’s because the president he shot was already out of office and running again on a third-party ticket in 1912. And Theodore Roosevelt survived being shot in the chest. In fact, you are [...]

US Army requests ‘magic bullets’

Companies are being tasked with developing a bullet that can float around waiting for its target. Described as a ‘Nonlethal Warhead for Miniature Orga…

Boy claims God saved him from stray bullet

A 9-year-old has attributed divine intervention to his near miss with a bullet fired through his window. Preston Stevens was in his bedroom in Boston …

Bullet fired in Mexico hits El Paso woman

A bullet fired during a shoot-out in Mexico ended up hitting a woman in El Paso over half a mile away. Maria Romero was pushing a stroller around town…

Man Tried to Rob a Store with a Bullet

"Guns don’t kill people, bullets do" or so the saying goes, but 59-year-old Verlin Q. Alsept was a bit unclear of the concept that you still need that gun: Rather the fellow who entered a [...]

Ventilated Bullets

The Comp Bullet is a intriguing invention by an Italian firm of the same name. The bullet feature vents that, the company claims, increase velocity and reduce noise. Steve at The Firearms Blog writes: According to the company, these vents reduce friction by allowing gas to lubricate the bullet as it passes through the barrel and [...]