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Sunday, 4 August 2013

Bullet

Soldiers operated on without anesthetic used to bite bullets to help with the pain. From this comes the phrase "bite the bullet", meaning "To have to do something very unpleasant."

At the age of 20 Winston Churchill escaped death by seconds. When in Cuba as a military
observe,r a bullet smashed into the seat he had left a few moments before.

If you  were to fire a bullet from a Lee Enfield .303 rifle — the standard rifle of British military up to the mid-Fifties — directly up into the air, it would take about 55 seconds for it to land.

There is a bullet called "The Flower Shell" that can be shot into the ground by a 12 gauge shotgun to plant flowers.

The parents of Chinese dissident Lin Zhao only learnt their daughter was executed in 1968 after a Communist Party official asked them to pay the five-cent fee for the bullet used to kill her.

The intended use of Rubber Bullets is to fire at the ground so that the round bounces up and hits the target on the legs, causing pain but not injury.

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