World’s Strangest

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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 Physics of Flying Banners

(Video Link) Have you ever seen a small airplane dragging a banner behind it? Picking up those banners requires some surprisingly demanding piloting skills because the banners tend to throw the aircraft off-balance: Most of the planes that carry these signs are rather small, and attempting to take off with the sign already in tow would throw [...]