Ernest Hemingway used to hunt U-Boats in his fishing boat with direction-finding equipment, a machine gun and hand grenades.
Bruce Lee carried a .357 magnum everywhere once he became famous as the guy no one could beat in a fight.
A Soviet military cook captured Nazi tank during WWII while being armed only with a rifle and an an axe.
While parachuting, an American aviator downed a Japanese fighter plane by shooting the pilot in the head with his sidearm.
During the WWII, Germans developed a flamethrower mine. When activated, it spewed burning fuel over an area 15ft wide, 9ft tall, and 89ft long.
The eastern part of Laos was so heavily bombed during the Vietnam war that most people can supplement their income by collecting scrap metal 40 years later, some completely rely on it.
Due to the advanced metallurgy of the ancient Chinese, some of the weapons held by the Terracotta Army (after 2,200 years underground) were still sharp, rust-free, and shiny once a thin oxide layer was removed.
There is a radio station in Somalia that has given away assault rifles and hand grenades to children as competition prizes.
Charles Guiteau chose an ivory handled revolver to shoot President Garfield because he wanted it to look nice when it was put on display in a museum after he used it.
The city of Kennesaw, Georgia has a law that all families must own a gun.