Outdated technology and government wastefulness seem to go hand in hand, but this time the two are combining for a startlingly huge money sink: the Pentagon is planning on destroying $1.2 billion in excess bullets and missiles, some of which could still be used by troops. And it's all because the military has no way…
Among items on the short list of "things that shouldn't be stored in an oven," live ammunition ranks near the top—just below live babies and gasoline. That's because, as Myth Busters has taught us and one Florida woman learned this week, live ammo and high temperatures make for an explosive combination.
Hey, I know the Bath Salt Zombiepocalypse has your panties all in a bunch, but you can relax! Unbunch, because actual ammunition manufacturer Hornady has a line of lime-green bullets specially designed to kill your zombie dead—or whatever the equivalent of killing an undead thing would be.
Swapping ammo types at the press of a button has been a feature of FPS games for years but has never actually made it into real combat. But the US Army thinks that with recent advances in computerized high-speed sorting, flipping between warheads could become nearly automatic.
Sometimes, the best way to remember those who've passed on to the great unknown is to look at photographs. Or write a poem. Or leave flowers at their headstone. Or shoot them out of a gun.
This'll be the best family vacation ever! Seattle investigators have discovered a cache of heavy explosives beneath a new cruise ship terminal. But don't worry, "Any kind of heat, shock and friction can cause these things to detonate." Wait.
This jack-o'-lantern was made by Hickok45. His carving tool of choice? A .40 caliber Glock. This is so much more efficient than those little orange-handled knives. And he only has to reload twice!