I've followed the Darwin Awards for years. They do point out the gross stupidity of some humans. And people do find interesting ways to exit the stage of life.bpckty1 said:Nothing like grinding the rust and pits of unexploded ordnance to qualify for a Darwin Award.
bpckty1 said:Not everyone has to die to win a Darwin Award. Certain damages to certain parts of the anatomy will qualify a candidate who is still alive for one.
Jay911 said:I must confess there are some things I don't know about. One is cannonballs. I thought they were solid lead or some other kind of metal. How does such a thing explode?
Civil war shells had a slow burn fuse that was cut the estimated burn time for the shell's flight. Needless to say accuracy was iffy at best.DanTSX said:Some were, but most were filled with black powder and were designed to go explody on impact. When you see them in museams and stuff, they are usually placed carefully so that you do not see the hole from when they were drilled-out to become inert.
not sure what type of fusing they had. Or if they had any for that matter