Rob Abrazado (flatvurm) wrote,
Rob Abrazado

Last random thought for the night

You know that old saw about how, when someone was being executed by a firing squad, they'd pass out one dud bullet in the bunch? Ostensibly this was so each guy could think maybe he'd fired the blank and didn't actually kill the guy. This came up recently, and it got me to thinking...why would they do that? I figure sharpshooters hadn't been trained as sharpshooters to, you know, shoot apples off people's heads...right? You gotta figure these guys had already been trained to kill people.

I dunno. Just one of those things.
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