A miniature is defined as a small-scale replica of a much larger object. People have always been fascinated by all kinds of miniatures. We’ve seen small versions of furniture, stamps, and even paintings. But it’s something else when you see the world’s smallest gun.
The Guinness World Records has awarded the Miniature Revolver C1ST with the title, “The World’s Smallest Gun.” Manufactured by the Switzerland-based company SwissMiniGun, the revolver is a miniature in the true sense of the world. This means that it functions precisely like a real gun.
It was modeled after the .357 Colt Python.
The Miniature Revolver C1ST measures 2.2 inches long and stands 1.4 inches when held in an upright position. and weighs less than one ounce. It can be loaded with its very own specially-made 2.34 mm caliber bullets. The gun will never be mass-produced. In fact, SwissMiniGun only makes around 100 of them per year.
Then again, while the world’s smallest gun is still considered a weapon, it’s not exactly dangerous. A review by Outdoor Life magazine notes:
“On the downside, knockdown power isn’t this gun’s forte. The diminutive 1.97-grain bullets are launched from the barrel at mere 399 fps, which is unlikely to a scare or even cause lacerations on the most timid mouse.”
The basic version of the gun costs $6,705.
Despite the gun’s lack of killing power, there are several countries that have prohibited SwissMiniGun from shipping the product to them. Among these countries is the U.S. which reportedly told SwissMiniGun that any working firearm — even those with a barrel less than 3 inches long — are deemed illegal.
In his How Stuff Works article, Josh Clark explains:
“One reason the guns are outlawed in the U.S. is due to the small size of their bullets. Firing a cartridge essentially smashes the bullet, making it impossible to trace using ballistics investigation.”
Some collectors opted for a customized gold version along with a tiny holster.
Of course, SwissMiniGun owner Paul Erad considers the U.S. pronouncement somewhat ridiculous. However, U.S. authorities are still not changing their tune.
Is It Possible To Build A Road That Goes Around The World?
While visiting other countries or other continents is usually done by land or air, a video explores if it is actually possible to see the world by land.
Traveling from country to country or continent to continent has always been by sea or by air. But did you know that there are already roads connecting some continents together?
Imagine going on a road trip around the world. This is not yet possible at the moment but what if there is a way to see countries in Europe then you could hop on straight to Asia? Or Africa? It might be an epic way to see the world and it might be a more thrifty option to go to your dream destinations.
Land travel has greatly improved in the past century. With innovations in engineering and technology, experts have made it possible to connect islands through underwater passages or mountains through bridges.
The Scary Truth About Hurricane Harvey and Climate Change Is Very Alarming
“These natural disasters are to be expected in the many ‘years’ to come.”
While science itself has repeatedly proven that climate change exists, some are still skeptical about it. Or perhaps they’re just too afraid to admit or accept that it’s true? Well actually, many believe that the latest evidence of climate change is Hurricane Harvey, the culprit behind the devastation in Texas and some areas of Louisiana.
It holds true that the hurricane was nothing close to the monsoon-driven floods ravaging South Asia. However, it had the potentials to be one. Either way, it was dubbed as “the worst natural disaster” in US history and according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency or FEMA, these natural disasters are to be expected in the many “years” to come.
Hurricane Harvey brought nightmares to the people living in Texas and Louisiana.
Monster Rats and Miniature Elephants Once Existed in This Indonesian Island
Massive komodo dragons are even believed to have existed there!
Most of us know which animals in the kingdom are large and which ones are small. We know that rodents are tiny while elephants are huge. It's basic elementary knowledge, so to speak.
But interestingly, this wasn’t the case in the tropical archipelago of Indonesia during archaic times. Miniature elephants and giant rodents, ironically, teemed the location. The place was even packed with the weirdest creatures in all of Earth.
Researchers tried to understand why these types of creatures no longer exist today. The island in this case is called Sumba, a place known for incredible species.
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