oldsoldier wrote:Ok, I got this from a kid, in HS, when I was young-mind you, this was mid 80's, and he was a grade or 2 above me, tops.
His story was that he was in Vietnam (this was when Vietnam became the "cool" war to have been in, all the movies had something about them, etc.). Now, he was born in 68-so, we ALL knew he was a bullshitter. He was just one of those kids. But, I specifically recall a "story" he told, where he said he killed a bunch of people, using a Sten gun-and, that a Sten gun was unique in the firearms world, in that it doesnt shoot bullets, the gun actually chews up the magazine & fires tiny pieces of it. Now, I didnt know much, or ANYTHING, about firearms, when I was young, but I SPECIFICALLY remember that story, all these years later. And, to this day, it sticks with me.
I have a friend with a 10/22 like that
Krustofski wrote:Seriously? We make people go through a hunting exam that's akin to a damn Bachelor's degree, and they still lack any understanding of basic anatomy? It's neither a hollow sphere nor a solid block of flesh.
As a physicist, I must disagree with your assertion regarding the non-sphericity of ungulates. The spherical cow model is widely applied throughout physics, engineering, and numerous other disciplines and has recently been empirically verified:
As we know that ungulates generally share a common morphology, we may therefore conclude that a significant portion of large game animals are, in fact, spherical.
The problem, I think, is that your hunters are only educated to the undergraduate level. Postgraduate education would make such reasoning as this second nature.
Kirkman, T. W. (1996).
Szöllősi, G. (2009).
Must have ate too much alfalfa (it can cause bloat in cattle). It does make them easier to tip, though.