So whether you believe that bullets helped to avoid the untold suffering and sickness that used to kill most soldiers on the battlefield (by ending those battles more quickly), or you believe that bullets were an awful idea and led to unnecessary carnage and warfare, the fact is that they exist and they have certainly changed our world.
That’s right, the bullet is going to travel so far and so fast that the very spin of the earth can throw it off of its target. And did you know that every single year Americans buy more than 10 billion bullets?
That’s more bullets than there are people on the earth. And the craziest part? That number is rapidly skyrocketing. Get ready because these are 25 penetrating facts about bullets that will astound you!
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Talk about petty
What out for lawnmowers
A standard lawnmower blade can launch debris at three times the speed of a .357 magnum.
Going out big
That's a lot of ammunition
The Red Baron
The Red Baron (full name – Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen) was hit by a bullet while flying. He managed to safely land his plane but died shortly afterwards.