How a grenade works

The earliest known hand grenades date back to the Easter Roman, or Byzantine, Empire in the 8th century when Byzantine soldiers would throw glass or ceramic jars full of Greek fire. By the 11th century, Chinese soldiers began using gunpowder in ceramic or metal vessels and the first prototype for the modern grenade wa born. They soon became a staple of warfare, but almost disappeared completely around the turn of the 20th century.

In 1902 the British War Office determined hand grenades as an obsolete weapon that was not effective enough to justify the danger posed to the grenadier. Barely two years later the advent of trench warfare in the Russo-Japanese War led to incredible improvements in grenade design.

The first modern frag grenade was born near just in time for service throughout WWI. The “Mills bomb” became available to British forces in 1915 and was considered the world’s first “safe grenade.” The Mills grenade was soon followed by the “stick grenade” in Germany. Both weapons saw extensive use throughout the first half of the 20th Century.

Since then grenade technology has advanced offering an increased variety including concussion, stun, fragmentation, chemical, smoke, and anti-tank. The fuse type also varies with the use of the grenade. Impact, timed fuse, and pull fuses are the most common.

Take a look inside the traditional fragmentation grenade with a timed fuse in the video below.

Woman finds a store that sells “good husbands,” makes a big mistake before checking out

It’s funny ’cause it’s true.

A store that sells husbands has just opened in New York City, where a woman may go to choose a husband. Among the instructions at the entrance is a description of how the store operates.

“You may visit the store ONLY ONCE! There are six floors and the attributes of the men increase as the shopper ascends the flights.

There is, however, a catch: You may choose any man from a particular floor, or you may choose to go up a floor, but you cannot go back down except to exit the building!”

So, a woman goes to the Husband Store to find a husband, and she looks at the signs as she goes up the floors.

On the first floor the sign on the door reads: “Floor 1 – These men have jobs.”

The second floor sign reads: “Floor 2 – These men have jobs and love kids.”

The third floor sign reads: “Floor 3 – These men have jobs, love kids, and are extremely good looking.”

“Wow,” she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going.

She goes to the fourth floor and the sign reads: “Floor 4 – These men have jobs, love kids, are drop-dead good looking and help with the housework.”

“Oh, mercy me!” she exclaims, “I can hardly stand it!”

Still, she goes to the fifth floor, where the sign reads: “Floor 5 – These men have jobs, love kids, are drop-dead gorgeous, help with the housework, and have a strong romantic streak.”

She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the sixth floor anyway. There, the sign reads:

“Floor 6 – You are visitor 31,456,012 to this floor. There are no men on this floor.
This floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible to please.
Thank you for shopping at the Husband Store.”

Pipe cutting mistake sends him flying

It’s always important to have a plan, particularly when working with a blow torch.

This guy ended up going for a ride while cutting a massive pipe.

The crew planned ahead and had an excavator hold one end of the pipe in place. Turns out they should have had a second one on the opposite side.

When his cut comes full circle, the pipe becomes the Russian version of a mechanical bull and this construction worker doesn’t quite make it the full 8 seconds.

At least he’s smiling!


Laurence Fishburne Daughter Montana Peeing during Arrest VIDEO Montana Fishburne DUI Arrest Pee’s

Montana Fishburne Got A Cheeky DUI This Past Weekend – Caught On Camera – Full Video – Deplorable News
Laurence Fishburne’s daughter Montana faces DUI charge after Ft. Lauderdale Florida crash. Montana Fishburne, the wayward daughter of “The Matrix” star Laurence Fishburne, was arrested early Saturday in Fort Lauderdale after a crash on I-95 near the Oakland Park Boulevard exit.

Montana Fishburne, 25, was driving a white Toyota Corolla on the interstate at about 1 a.m.when she rear-ended a Range Rover that had slowed down to avoid debris from an unrelated accident, police said.
Fishburne’s car sustained extensive damages. She, her passenger and the Range Rover driver were unhurt.
But when a Florida Highway Patrol trooper approached Fishburne, he wrote in his report, he smelled a strong odor of alcohol on her breath.

“I noticed an open bottle of wine on the … floor, and the two front seats were splashed with a purple liquid with a strong odor of alcohol,” the trooper wrote on the report.

He also reported Fishburne was “incoherent” while walking around the accident scene.
“Subject [Fishburne] was moving around constantly and was making incoherent statements such as her driver’s license being different if I was to arrest her,” the report reads.

The paperwork also shows Fishburne failed a series of field sobriety tests.

According to the report, she then squatted and urinated on the shoulder of the interstate as rescue personnel and police were busy clearing the accident.

At the station house, Fishburne allegedly blew a .177 and .181 on the breathalyzer, more than twice the legal limit.

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Cop catches old couple making love, but has one big question to ask

That’s going to be one for the books!

The husband leans over and asks his wife, “Do you remember the first time we had sex together over fifty years ago? We went behind the village tavern where you leaned against the back fence and I made love to you.”

Yes, she says, “I remember it well.”

OK, he says, “How about taking a stroll around there again and we can do it for old time’s sake?”

“Oh Jim, you old devil, that sounds like a crazy, but good idea!”

A police officer sitting in the next booth heard their conversation and, having a chuckle, he thinks to himself, I’ve got to see these two old-timers having sex against a fence. I’ll just keep an eye on them so there’s no trouble. So he follows them.

The elderly couple walks haltingly along, leaning on each other for support aided by walking sticks. Finally, they get to the back of the tavern and make their way to the fence The old lady lifts her skirt and the old man drops his trousers. As she leans against the fence, the old man moves in.. Then suddenly they erupt into the most furious sex that the policeman has ever seen. This goes on for about ten minutes while both are making loud noises and moaning and screaming. Finally, they both collapse, panting on the ground.

The policeman is amazed. He thinks he has learned something about life and old age that he didn’t know.

After about half an hour of lying on the ground recovering, the old couple struggle to their feet and put their clothes back on. The policeman, is still watching and thinks to himself, this is truly amazing, I’ve got to ask them what their secret is.

So, as the couple passes, he says to them, “Excuse me, but that was something else. You must’ve had a fantastic sex life together. Is there some sort of secret to this?”

Shaking, the old man is barely able to reply,”Fifty years ago that wasn’t an electric fence.”

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How to build a tailgate wall bench for your back porch

Here’s a great redneck bench design that’s so simple we’re surprised we haven’t seen more of them.

The whole thing will cost you $500 or less depending on which junk yard you go to. First you’ll need to locate the tailgate of your choice and then you’ll need the following:

  • 2- 2 1/2″ X 8″ stove bolts
  • 2- 20″ X 1 1/2″ angle iron
  • 1- 6′ X 1 1/2″ angle iron
  • 1- 6′ X 1/8″ pipe or 1/2″ rebar
  • 2- medium snap rings
  • 4- 1/2″ flat washers
  • 1- 1 1/2″ X 1/4-20 allen head bolt

The tail lights were added later and fitted inside a piece of painted wood. Take a look at the finished product below, then see how it’s made.

To see just how he did it, watch his simple how-to video below!

See the absolutley brutal Mk 19 Grenade Launcher in action

The Mark 19 grenade launcher is an American made 40 mm belt-fed automatic tool of destruction.

Developed during the Vietnam War, the first version of the Mark 19 (Mod 0) was considered too unsafe and unreliable in 1966. By 1972 the Navy had improved the weapon significantly with the Mod 1. By 1983 the US Army adopted the Mod 3, which remains in service even today.

The practical fire rate of the Mk 19 is about 60 rounds per minute for rapid fire, or 40 rounds per minute for sustained fire with a maximum distance over 2,400 yards.

The US Army is rolling out a variety of new features for the Mk 19 that could be introduced as early as the end of this year. Those features included faster muzzle velocity, increased cyclic rate, a redesigned round-positioning block that will reduce misfires, improved durability, and more.


Community goes crazy after officer approaches 3 armed teens with his own AR-15

Bringing a weapon to an area known for having a higher than normal “shots fired” is hardly overreacting. It’s called being prepared, but one officer with the Asheville Police Department was the subject of community criticism after he was seen carrying an AR-15 in public.

Officer Shalin Oza was responding to a woman from Asheville, North Carolina after she called 911 this week complaining that three teenagers were outside “waving a gun around” while walking along Cortland Avenue in Montford.

Officer Oza was familiar with the area of the complaint, and acted on the intelligence at hand. He arrived with two other officers and carried an AR-15 in the low ready position with his finger off the trigger and stood with a relaxed posture. We interpret this as your standard “don’t start no shit, won’t be no shit” scenario. Given the area and type of complaint, Asheville PD’s Patrol Division Commander Capt. Mark Byrd fully supports Officer Oza’s actions.

Our focus always is public safety,” Byrd said. “We respond to situations with public safety in mind. We want to protect the safety of everyone in the community — it’s our job, it’s what we’re tasked with. Between Jan. 9-15, we had six different incidents of gunfire in Klondyke involving young black males of high school age,” Byrd continued. “We drew back, investigated that, and found out that was in relation to an incident at Asheville High School, and this was retaliatory actions related to that. So, the increased presence in the area was due to us trying to combat gun activity that’s taken place over recent weeks.”

Officer Oza stood at the ready while Officer Brandon Shope began questioning the teenagers. At this point, one of the teens started taking a video of the officers and posted it to Facebook. Public criticism followed almost immediately with viewers complaining the officer cross a line by bringing an “assault rifle” to talk to teenagers. Let’s not forget the officer was responding to a report of 3 armed teenagers waving a gun around. Nevertheless, a petition at has already been filed calling for Officer Oza to be fired and more than 500 people have already signed it.

The teen’s weapon turned out to be a BB gun, but since few officers are currently equipped with ESP, all officers involved treated it like a true firearm until proven otherwise. “We only are privy to information the caller may provide at the time and what type of description they give us. When they talk about three individuals, one is waving a gun in the air, we have a person with a gun, we don’t know what type of situation we’re getting ourselves into,” Capt. Byrd said. “When you’re responding to an incident, you don’t know if the gun is real or not. If you go to a toy store and look at replicas, or BB guns, they’re almost identical to service weapons that we carry.”

The teens were released without charges but APD officers are following up with the Juvenile Justice Office. In response to complaints, the APD will be investigating the entire incident. While they have not yet released the officers’ body camera footage to the public, they have invited the teens’ mother to view the footage for herself.


Ridiculously overpowered chainsaw chews up a giant tree

The STIHL 880 Magnum chainsaw truly lives up to its name.

With a ridiculous power-to-weight ratio, this big saw is surprisingly lightweight.

Perfect for giant trees and logs, the MS 880 has received overwhelmingly positive reviews from happy users across the country.

Watch it destroy a giant oak in the video below!