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Frozen Turkeys As Deadly Weapons

According to my research, the first case of assault with a frozen turkey occurred in the 1940s. But by the end of the 20th Century, the use of frozen turkeys as deadly weapons had become fairly common. More details over at

Posted By: Alex | Date: Tue Nov 17, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Crime, Alex, Weapons


Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Jul 19, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Destruction, War, Weapons, 1950's, North America

Pin-Up Girl Pistol Lighter


This product really has everything: women, guns and smoking.

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jul 13, 2015 | Comments (6)
Category: Tobacco and Smoking, Sex Symbols, 1950's, Weapons

How to prevent nuclear war

Roger Fisher on how to prevent nuclear war. From Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Mar 1981.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Thu Jul 09, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: War, Weapons, 1980's

Russian Navy Seals

They're armed with guns. Apparently this was part of a performance for Russia's recent Victory Day celebrations. More info here.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon May 11, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Animals, Weapons

Exacto, Its Not Just A Knife Anymore

The Exacto bullet tracks moving targets. The military has been testing it since February.
Posted By: patty | Date: Tue May 05, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Design and Designers, Destruction, Armed Forces, Weapons

A-Bomb Detergent

Wash that radiation away!

Source: Life - Nov 20, 1950
Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat Apr 25, 2015 | Comments (6)
Category: Advertising, 1950's, Weapons

Tool or Weapon

And we made fun of the TSA for confiscating nail clippers as weapons, look what they can accomplish in the right hands.
Posted By: patty | Date: Sat Apr 11, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Little People, Success & Failure, Tools, Torture, Weapons

Remco Land-Mine

Toy land-mines have definitely gone out of fashion. Hakes Collectibles explains that the toy was "designed with a trip wire which you were to attach to tree or other stationary object and when wire was bumped, grenade would shoot in the air and cap would fire on base." Also, the toy was "similar to actual weapons used in the Vietnam war."

Posted By: Alex | Date: Wed Oct 08, 2014 | Comments (11)
Category: Toys, 1960's, Weapons
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