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Desk Top Doubles As a Bullet-Resistant Shield

James R. Taylor patented a desk whose top doubles as a bullet-resistant shield as a response to school shootings in the 1990s. Another object is to provide a shield that is configured to function normally in an innocuous mode as an ordinary desk work surface but that can be easily and quickly removed from the desk [...]

3 Bizarre Cases of Death by Shaving

by Brett & Kate McKay These days, nothing can be more routine for a man than shaving. We hardly give a second thought to scraping a razor against our skin each morning. If we fear anything about the process, it’s that we’ll nick ourselves or end up with severe razor burn. But it wasn’t always so. Shaving was [...]

3 Cases of Death by Shaving

by Brett & Kate McKay These days, nothing can be more routine for a man than shaving. We hardly give a second thought to scraping a razor against our skin each morning. If we fear anything about the process, it’s that we’ll nick ourselves or end up with severe razor burn. But it wasn’t always so. Shaving was [...]