In Svalbard, anyone venturing outside the main settlement is required to carry a rifle with them, in case they are attacked by Polar Bears.
There is no federal law banning civilians from owning and using flamethrowers .
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.