Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Historical Oddities

This is the homemade bulletproof armor of Ned Kelly, the infamous Australian Rebel/Bandit/Criminal/ etc. Constructed of plate steel and bolts, it was enough to stop the cast lead bullets of his day, although it didn't help him when he was hung in Melbourne Gaol in 1880.

Oh, and kids- this might not stop a modern rifle so don't be forging at home thinking you will be robbing banks with impunity. And it didn't really help Ned anyway. Also, some of you might have seen The Devil's Rejects, they completely stole Ned's idea.

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