Sunday, November 27, 2011

That's Just COLD, Brother Puckle

When James Puckle patented a flintlock machine gun in 1718, he offered two versions. The first, to be used against Christian enemies, fired round bullets. The second, to be used against Turks, fired square bullets, which were thought to be more damaging.

This, Puckle wrote, would convince the Turks of the “benefits of Christian civilization.”

1 comment:

Belle said...

Nice guy. We need more just like him. :)