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    Darwin Award nominee

    OK, I know we have a firearms thread but this is deserving of a wider audience. For those who may not know, the 50AE is one of the most powerful handgun cartridges, bigger even than Dirty Harry's 44 Magnum. In the photo it is the one on the left. For comparison the 9mm as used by our police is second from the right, and this instance size definitely does matter.

    That anyone would expect one volume of Encyclopaedia Brittanica to stop that from a foot away is beyond comprehension. He won't do that again.

    http://www.latimes.com/nation/nation...629-story.html
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    Wow. No testing first obviously... Did their research on the net I suppose, or perhaps like cassina: 'I heard from someone who told me...'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Honest Andy View Post
    Wow. No testing first obviously... Did their research on the net I suppose, or perhaps like cassina: 'I heard from someone who told me...'
    Was gonna say, did they get advice from Cassina?


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    Maybe they should have used a Bible and prayed really frigging hard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honest Andy View Post
    Wow. No testing first obviously... Did their research on the net I suppose, or perhaps like cassina: 'I heard from someone who told me...'
    From what I read they did test. He had some book from a previous shot. There was no detail though on the circumstances (range etc.).

    (I see the muslim travel ban saved him from gun violence.)
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    Point of Order Mr Chairman.

    I suggest that the deceased is inelligable for a Darwin Award. His girlfrend is already pregnant which means that he has already polluted the gene pool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJK View Post
    Was gonna say, did they get advice from Cassina?
    Quite possibly - I have a feeling they may have sprayed the gun bore with CRC first - that stuff fixed totally fucked engines apparently thus could conceivably make bullets go faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by old slider View Post
    Maybe they should have used a Bible and prayed really frigging hard.
    Ohhhhh - that's some hair on the back of the neck stand up shit tight there - just imagine if some other dip-stick tries it with a bible and lives .... (insert twilight zone theme music).

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    One less Spick that Dirty Harry has to worry about, don't see the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pzkpfw View Post
    From what I read they did test. He had some book from a previous shot.
    He had multiple guns apparently, he might have tested with something less powerful? I'm reasonably confident that the full Encyclopaedia Brittanica would stop most bullets but one volume is a bit hopeful.


    Quote Originally Posted by Oakie View Post
    Point of Order Mr Chairman.

    I suggest that the deceased is inelligable for a Darwin Award. His girlfrend is already pregnant which means that he has already polluted the gene pool.
    That pregnancy is their second, the first child got to witness proceedings, as did their neighbours. You'da thunk somebody would have shouted "stop!" when they saw the Desert Eagle, that's a zombie apocalypse class pistol - and looks it. Anyhoo, he should still quallify for a Darwin because at the relatively young age of the couple there could have been more kids to come.
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    Another report said that a "thick encyclopedia" was used.

    I was really hoping for a bible to have been the book of choice in this instance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by old slider View Post
    Maybe they should have used a Bible and prayed really frigging hard.
    Quote Originally Posted by Swoop View Post
    I was really hoping for a bible to have been the book of choice in this instance.
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    Oh I must really irk you to be repeatedly proven to be a total utter moron in public.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swoop View Post
    Another report said that a "thick encyclopedia" was used.
    by 'thick encyclopedia' they may have meant an 'encyclopedia for thick people' i.e. fairly thin....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oakie View Post
    Point of Order Mr Chairman.

    I suggest that the deceased is inelligable for a Darwin Award. His girlfrend is already pregnant which means that he has already polluted the gene pool.
    Well spotted!

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