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June 14, 2014

Overnight Open Thread (14 Jun 2014)

Today is Flag Day and the birthday of the U.S. Army. Of course Google couldn't be bothered with either as it celebrates the World Cup.

Don't forget, tomorrow is Father's Day.

The Mk 1 Mod 0 Underwater Defense Gun

Before the Navy SEALs had the HK P11, they designed and used the Mk 1 Mod 0 Underwater Defense Gun.

The pistol reportedly had an effective range of some 30 feet at a depth of 60 feet. A SEAL could fire the weapon in the open air in an emergency, but with less than spectacular results.

The unique ammunition is what really set the gun apart. The pistol shot tungsten darts that are about four inches long.

Indiana Jones

Rock version.

Map Thingy

I've got some issues with this map of how you're most likely to die. I'm pretty sure ISIS, the VA, Obamacare, and Boko Haram are rapidly climbing the charts as causes of death.

100 Ways To Attack The Groin

Ouch. Remember, the are no rules in a real life fight. Last man standing by any means.

IRS Tomfoolery

No shit. Obama Administration's claim the Lois Lerner's emails are 'lost' are ludicrous. Oh and there is this. IRS Commissioner testified in March that Lerner's emails had been archived. Hell, I had a hard drive crash and even with the Navy's infamous NMCI service, I didn't lose any email.

Vegan M&M's

Yuck! Vegan M&M's promise to leech the joy out of your life.

Cat Video

Tonight's ONT brought to you by spot the hidden animals:

Hint: You're looking for a leopard in the above photo.

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