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  1. During WW2 Joe Medicine Crow, a native American, completed all four feats required to be a war chief: touching an enemy without killing him, taking an enemy's weapon, leading a war party and stealing 50 horses from the SS, singing a Crow honour song as he rode away.

  2. Washington DC police ran a fake hip-hop studio to attract criminals and record proof of their illicit deals. "Manic Enterprises" made 70 arrests, snagged $7.2 million in cocaine, and confiscated 161 illegal weapons. Cops shut it down after they heard a gang planned on robbing the studio.

  3. Canada's nuclear reactors (CANDU) are designed to use decommissioned nuclear weapons as fuel and can be refueled while running at full power. They're considered among the safest and the most cost effective reactors in the world.

  4. Joseph Medicine Crow who earned the title "Chief" by completing the four coups of leading a war party, touching an enemy without killing him, taking an enemy's weapon, and stealing an enemy's horse - all against the Nazis in WWII.

  5. In the 1990s, the South African government dismantled all of its nuclear weapons, the first nation in the world which voluntarily gave up all nuclear arms it had developed itself.

  6. Canada's CANDU nuclear reactors are designed to use fuel from decommissioned nuclear weapons, can be refueled while running at full power, and are considered among the safest and most cost effective in the world.

  7. During the Vietnam War, the U.S. carried out Operation Popeye, a "cloud-seeding" mission to stimulate clouds in Vietnam to increase rainfall and lengthen the monsoon season. After the operation was declassified in 1974, the United Nations banned the weaponization of weather.

  8. Pepper spray is banned from being used in war since it is considered a chemical weapon but is generally allowed as a riot control agent.

  9. Hershey's once developed a chocolate bar for the US Army that would remain solid up to 49C (120F) and was poison gas proof but was also very bitter to prevent soldiers from eating it unless in an emergency. Troops called it "Hitler's Secret Weapon" because of what it would do to their bowels.

  10. During the production of Goldeneye 007, developers considered having players unplug and reinsert the N64 rumble pack every time they wanted to reload their weapon.

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The Hiroshima Flame of Peace was lit on 1st August 1964 in hope of a world without nuclear weapons, and it will continue to burn until nuclear weapons are abolished worldwide

Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, and Steve Wozniak have all signed an open letter for a ban on Artificially Intelligent weapons.

When two subatomic particles called “bottom quarks” fuse, they release more than 7x the energy of individual fusion reactions in hydrogen bombs. The physicists who made this discovery kept it a secret until they were certain the discovery cannot be weaponized.

A Marine called customer service when his M107 .50 caliber sniper rifle failed during a gunfight with the Taliban. After several minutes the weapon was back in service.

Abraham Lincoln was challenged to a duel in 1842. As the challenged party, he would have the right to select the weapons used. He accepted the challenge and chose broadswords "of the largest size" in order to take advantage of his superior reach.

In the United States it is illegal for the government to have a gun database that ties a weapon directly to an owner. The Firearm Owners' Protection Act of 1986 banned the government from ever instituting such a system. A national registry database can't be implemented.

Sometime in 1981, President Ronald Reagan ordered an SR-71 to spy on a secret North Korean conference, not because there was anything to learn, but because the repeated sonic booms would interrupt the conference and there wasn't a weapon on earth which could shoot the craft down.

About the notorious stagecoach robber Black Bart, who never cursed, never fired his weapon, didn't ride a horse, and left poems after his crimes.

Kodak discovered the US was testing atomic weapons due to problems appearing on their consumer film. Kodak was worried about their product and profits ultimately striking a deal with the US Government in order to get schedules and maps of future tests in exchange for Kodak's silence.

There were so many bombs and chemical weapons dumped into the Gulf of Mexico not even the military knows how much is down there, or where it all is.

Many Jews fought back against the Nazis. Eta Wrobel escaped transport to a concentration camp and helped organize a resistance group. Refusing to just cook and clean, she carried a weapon on patrols and set mines to destroy German vehicles. Once, she dug a bullet out of her own leg with a knife.

The animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series had to be heavily censored in the UK due to controversy over "Ninja" weapons and the the catch phrase "Bummer" being slang for anal sex.

A Kyle Brennan died from a gunshot wound while visiting his Scientologist father. It was declared suicide, however Kyle’s fingerprints were not on the weapon, the bullet was missing, his laptop data was deleted, no suicide note was left and his father called David Miscavige’s sister before 911.

The the $100 million in famine relief raised by Live Aid in 1985, was used to buy weapons and crush the opposition in Ethiopia's civil war

During the final months of World War II, Japan planned to use plague as a biological weapon against U.S. civilians in San Diego, California, hoping that the plague would spread as much terror to the American population. Japans surrender came only 5 weeks before the plan was to be executed.

In the original He-Man cartoon of the 1980's, He-Man could not use his sword as an offensive weapon, or punch or kick anyone due to the broadcast standards of the period. In fact, he was mostly non-violent and usually just outsmarted his enemies.

South Africa is the only country to have ever developed its own nuclear weapons and then voluntarily dismantled them.

A Florida man tossed an alligator through a drive-thru window. He was charged with “assault with a deadly weapon.”

A third-grade girl was expelled for a year because her grandmother had sent a birthday cake to school along with a knife to cut it. The teacher used the knife to cut the cake, and then reported the girl to the authorities as having a dangerous weapon.

King Edward I built the largest trebuchet ever in order to lay siege to a Scottish Castle. The sight of the giant trebuchet so intimidated the Scots that they tried to surrender, but Edward sent them back so he could use his new weapon to launch 300 lb projectiles at the castle.

All steel produced after 1945 is contaminated with background radiation because of the use of nuclear weapons. Such steel is unusable for many scientific and medical applications and steel made before 1945, often taken from sunken battleships, must be used instead.

More than 1,000 experts, including Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and Steve Wozniak, have signed an open letter urging a global ban on AI weapons systems

Tupac Shakur stopped to break up an altercation and ended up shooting two police officers. One in the leg and one in the butt. The charges were dropped after it was discovered the officers were intoxicated and had stolen weapons from the police evidence room.

The 'Live aid' concert in 1985 was trying to raise money for a famine in Ethiopia. However the money ended up funding Ethiopian dictator Mengistu Haile Mariam and his genocide regime. The money he received went to "buy sophisticated weapons from the Russians" used to crush his opposition.

Vikings used the bones of slain animals when smithing new weapons believing this would enchant the weapon with the animals spirit. This actually made the weapons stronger because the carbon in the bones coupled with the iron made a primitive version of steel.

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