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From the look of it, the grenade was on some kind of handle, and fell off of the handle while being thrown. Unless there is some technique for holding the explosive on its handle during the throw, I'd blame this on equipment failure.
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When I was in college, I scrounged three bags of shredded forms from the administration building. I stashed them under my desk and used them when I needed to take a nap.
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http://www.bmj.com/content/349/bmj.g7094

The Darwin Awards: sex differences in idiotic behaviour
BMJ 2014; 349 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g7094 (Published 11 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7094

This paper reports a marked sex difference in Darwin Award winners: males are significantly more likely to receive the award than females (P<0.0001). We discuss some of the reasons for this difference.
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1 Kings, Chapter 17
1 Now Elijah the Tishbite, from Tishbe[a] in Gilead, said to Ahab, “As the Lord, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor rain in the next few years except at my word.”

2 Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah: 3 “Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan. 4 You will drink from the brook, and I have directed the ravens to supply you with food there.”

5 So he did what the Lord had told him. He went to the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan, and stayed there. 6 The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook.
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The history of modern beekeeping started with the Langstroth hive, patented by L. Langstroth. He noticed that bees will fill in a space with resin or combs unless that space is about 3/8 inch. This is called the "bee space", and is the space left between the hive frames after combs are built in them. Because the combs of a hive will be built in a predictable way, the hive can be opened and maintained without destroying honeycombs or brood chambers. Previously, bees were kept in inverted baskets or wooden boxes or barrels, with combs built in a haphazard way, making it necessary to destroy the entire hive to harvest wax and honey. Today's beekeepers can remove honey frames and replace them with fresh frames, backed with a sheet of embossed wax that forms a 'comb foundation'. A hive can be forced to produce honey all summer long, making more honey than they normally would.
The queen excluder allows a beekeeper to isolate the queen in the lower part of the hive, ensuring that the upper combs have honey and no larvae.
So, in the thousands of years of bee cultivation, the real killer innovation was the observation of the 'bee space'
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Being progressively hard of hearing, I have had to guess at a lot of things being said to me. I attempt to fill in the gaps, and hope I didn't miss anything important. I am now at the point where I must ask my wife to simply give me a noun and a verb, instead of the more verbose instructions she likes to give.
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Nothing works. Nothing at all will serve as a warning.
Coastal Japan has carved stones to warn people not to build their houses below their level on a hill, to avoid destruction by tsunami. These stones are written in Japanese, and are only 600 years old. Japan has enjoyed a continuous civilization during this time, and yet some people ignored the warnings, and were washed away in the 2011 tsunami.
The United States has had a concerted program of mass vaccination against preventable diseases for decades, freeing us of the scourge of disabling and deadly childhood diseases that used to infect tens of thousands of children, each, every year. And yet today we are seeing these effective and well-known measures being challenged and actively resisted.
The Great Depression spurred the creation of financial regulations that prevented banks from engaging in overly risky activities using the money of depositors. These regulations and laws saved the country from the cycles of wealth, panic and crash that characterized banking in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Still, the Glass-Steagall Act and other safeguards were repealed or weakened, resulting in the global financial crisis of 2009.
There is no way to warn future generations. Only a few generations are needed for people to forget. If the Department of Energy wishes to keep people away from WIPP, they should make it so openly and dangerously contaminated that anyone who ventures onto its grounds will die a horrible death within a week of exposure. This will keep the memory of its danger fresh for the future.
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Thank you for posting this. It is fascinating to see that such experiments are still running, and to see some of the extremes of performance in otherwise-familiar devices. Neatorama often helps to stretch the mind.
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