yossarian wrote:NO. 7.62 is the diameter of the bullet.
Guess I could be a dick and point out that caliber designation is actually the diameter of the BORE. A bullet of a given caliber is sized to make a good seal in that bore, but a "7.62 bullet" itself does not measure exactly 7.62mm.
silversnake wrote:Funny, I just heard this one myself the other day. Only, the it was that the Mafia used .22s for executions because "the bullets bounce around inside the body more, killing the victim with fewer shots".
Some Mafia hitmen did use .22s, and the rumor you mentioned is the most common incorrect reason (that it "bounces around inside the skull", which kind of sounds a little plausible unless you think about it hard). The real, very practical reason is simply because a .22 is less likely than larger faster bullets to make a messy exit wound from a close head-shot. But you cannot make a blanket statement that the Mafia always used them, as that would be ridiculous.
squinty wrote:There is no such thing as an optional stop sign. The other poster was being sarcastic, hence the eye roll. The border color doesn't matter.
Laws vary greatly by locality. In Ohio (where I live), stop signs on private property (such as at crosswalks in store parking lots that are NOT part of a through street) can in fact be considered optional. Traffic cops can't enforce private signs. (Don't fall for any bullshit about whether the sign has a logo on it, as I've heard this false rumor before. It strictly has to do with the location of the sign.) HOWEVER, there's a very big qualifier to this: if you run one of these stop signs and hit someone, they very much can and will cite you for driving recklessly and without due care, and pedestrians do typically have the right of way so if there's a stop sign and a pedestrian you should stop.