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Soldier Fleas

The campaign architects imagined a single plane, flying over the American West Coast, armed with a very special weapon, the Uji bomb.

The 55-pound bomb would be freed over the United States and somewhere between 900 and 660 feet, the case would explode expelling its deadly contents- plague carrying fleas.

Since the age of early civilizations, when plagues were expressions of God’s rage, the devastating effect of disease has methodically rewritten human…

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Added by Jake Holman Jr. on May 5, 2010 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Bite of the Belgian Rattlesnake

The Lewis Gun, dubbed the ‘Belgian Rattlesnake’ by the Kaiser’s forces, was a revolutionary gas-operated light machine gun fielded during the Great War. Notably, the Lewis was credited with being the first weapon to shoot down a Zeppelin during the War to End All Wars.





Oh and if you’ve ever seen Star Wars, then you’ve seen the Lewis Gun. Totted around Mos Eisley by…

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Added by Jake Holman Jr. on April 28, 2010 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

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