Sandia Labs engineers created a ‘self-guided’ bullet that directs itself like a tiny guided missile and can hit a target more than a mile away.
Doctors in England called for the banning of pointed kitchen knives.
The US Air Force researched a “Gay Bomb”: A non-lethal bomb containing really strong pheromones that will make the enemy forces attracted to each other. It won the 2007 Ig Nobel Prize.
Riot control agents (e.g. pepper sprays) are considered chemical weapons and forbidden in warfare.
In 1980, a US Airman dropped a wrench socket, which fell 80 feet and pierced a Titan II missile, causing rocket fuel to leak and eventually explode, ejecting the nuclear warhead to the edge of the launch complex.
France’s King Louis XIV was offered biological weapons by an Italian chemist. He not only refused, but also paid the chemist an annual salary to never reveal the technology to anyone else.
Due to California banning civilian ownership of .50 BMG rifles, Barret will not sell or service to any of California’s law enforcement agencies.due to California banning civilian ownership of .50 BMG rifles, Barret will not sell or service to any of California’s law enforcement agencies.
Real guns are allowed at both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, but water guns are banned.
There is a real life lightsaber utilized by the Air Force, that can reach up to 5000 degrees Fahrenheit, and you can buy it for $130 bucks.
Having a swimming pool at home is 100 times more likely to lead to an accidental child death than having a gun at home.