25 Penetrating Facts About Bullets That Will Astound You

Bullets are one of those things that the world could certainly have done without but inevitably human nature would have come up with some worse and potentially even more mechanical method of killing.

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.

So you already know everything about them right? Probably not! Did you know that when a sniper is lining up for his shot, he needs to take the spin of the earth into account?

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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A series of unfortunate events

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Because JFK had sprained a muscle, he had to wear a brace that restricted his movement. When he was first hit in the neck with Oswald’s bullet, he wasn’t able to duck to avoid the next shot.


For extra sting

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Sling bullets from around 40 BC have been found to be engraved with messages like “take this” or “ouch.”


I challenge you to a duel!

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In the early 1900s, dueling made a comeback as a sport. The contestants would use wax bullets and wear heavy protective clothing. It was even featured during the 1908 Olympics.


Where do they all go?

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Every year, Americans buy between 10 and 12 billion bullets.


You'll get him next time

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In 1864, Abraham Lincoln lost his hat when his horse started all of a sudden. It was later discovered that his hat had a bullet hole through it and that Lincoln had survived an attempted assassination.

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