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Russia Is Developing Ground Drone Army -- Including Amphibious Models

Russia is developing weaponised ground drones, including some big amphibious models like the one you can see here. Add the thousands of combat air drones from many nations already flying through the world and it’s not crazy to think in a full robotic war happening before 2020 somewhere in the world.


Reddit Has A Burgeoning Gun Market, And Its Sales Numbers Are Shocking

Reddit’s great for many things: funny pictures, interesting factoids, revealing crowd-sourced interviews. Also, assault rifles. Mother Jones just published an unnerving investigation into the little known gun market tucked into the GunsForSale subreddit, and the numbers are disturbing.


This Rubber Band Gatling Gun Fires 14 Rounds Per Second

Rubber band gatling guns are not a new invention, but they keep getting better. The latest and greatest iteration from 18-year-old Ukranian design student Alex Shpetniy fires a startling 14 rounds per second from its 16 barrels. That’s 672 shots in total. You can do a lot of damage with 672 shots. And it’s completely made of wood! Handsome.


The Coolest Toys From The 1911 FAO Schwarz Catalogue

Smithsonian’s Around the Mall blog recently dug up an awesome FAO Schwarz catalogue from 1911, found over at the Internet Archive. It’s filled with some pretty fantastic toys, including airship-themed board games, Kodak cameras, and carriages led by sheep. But these gifts didn’t come cheap.


Shooting A Gun With Google Glass Looks Frighteningly Like A Video Game

Here’s what it looks like to fire a weapon. Oh? You’re not impressed? Right. I understand. Because every first person shooter video game that kids play these days looks exactly like this. Hell, to be honest, the video games might look even more realistic than real life (if that makes any sense).


OK, Sure, Let's Watch A Real-Life Laser Gun Destroy Raw Pork

What do you like to do in your free time? Play boardgames? Watch Netflix? Cook quinoa? These are all perfectly normal ways to while away your days — but German hobbyist Patrick Priebe builds laser guns. This is a perfectly awesome way to spend your free time.


Monster Machines: This Gigantic German Gun Can Ruin Your Week From 50km Away

The Germans know a thing or two about building big guns. Incredibly, while this self-governing Howitzer is only a fraction the size of the Gustav of WWII, it’s just as deadly — with the ability to strike targets up to 50km away. Don’t bother running.


Plant Your Next Garden With A Boom Using Repurposed Shotgun Shells

For all the hubbub about California banning the use of lead in ammunition, there’s been less of a focus on safer alternatives. Designer Per Crowell has taken this to perhaps its most tongue-in-cheek extreme, proposing shotgun shells filled with seeds.


Turn Twigs And Office Supplies Into Weapons Of Mass Annoyance

We’ve all been encouraged to reduce, reuse, and recycle to help the environment, but helping Mother Nature can have its own consequences. Case in point: this simple block of wood called the Stix, which is strategically notched to let you reuse sticks or dried-up pens to construct a working elastic gun. Great for conserving our natural resources, but terrible for the poor co-workers caught in the crosshairs.


Here's Why You Shouldn't Use 3D-Printed Guns

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Now that the US ban on undetectable guns is on the verge of expiring, the feds are doing everything they can to renew the law before it’s too late. With one key addition: banning 3D-printed firearms altogether. And what better way to stress the dangers of the plastic pistol than by building it like a haphazard murderer would (i.e. half-arsing it) and watching it blow up right in front of your eyes.