Today I have discovered;
- The origin of the phrase "shoot your wad."
- That most double-barrel shotguns have two triggers so that each barrel may be shot one at a time.
- That I have my Physical Evidence midterm on October 11th--a few hours before I hop a plane to WinCon.
- Why muskets are called muskets.
- If it isn't written down it never happened.
- Sawed-off shotguns are not illegal so long as they are still a certain length.
- I will have to solve a crime with three other students for my Final Project in this class.
- Bayonets were created so you could stab someone after you missed shooting them because it took too long to reload back then.
- Early firearms were often used as clubs for the above-mentioned reason.
- Plate armor was not created until after firearms came about (therefor King Arthur would not be wearing any in any movie).
- The difference between a revolver and a pistol.
- The difference between a semi-automatic gun and a fully-automatic gun (machine gun).
- It rains a lot in Scotland.
- And France.
- And England.
- An English monk was the first person to write down the formula for black powder (the first gunpowder).
- A German monks was the first person to use black powder to shoot a projectile.
- Not to anger monks.
- Firearms have been around since the 1300's.
- Other stuff too.
There is a reason I have an icon with the keywords "Weapons Yay!"
I will do something productive today, watch me.