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Flowers: The default gift for any occasion just got an upgrade. Now they come chambered in just about any caliber you could want with the bullet bouquet, a gun enthusiast’s replacement for a boring gift that dies after a few days.
These fire-arm flowers, made by Bullet Bouquets and come from bullets that have been fired and recovered, are offered in a range of calibers, with options like this timeless creation, which comes with three blooms made with two .40 S&W; and one 9mm. It even has its own customized vase that says, “I love you more than my guns,” which may or may not be true.
The Parker, Colorado-based company was founded by Anthony Zambai and his wife Amber in 2015. Zambai is a self-described shooter, artist, and avid tinkerer who got the idea from a Reddit thread where he saw Josh Geho, from Glen Rock, Pennsylvania post photos of flowers made from previously fired bullets that he crafted for his girlfriend. According to the company website, after witnessing the string of “I’d buy that” comments on the thread, Zambai built prototypes, bought domain rights, created a Facebook page and threw the whole operation together in three days.
Now, the company has moved on to making everything from bobby pins, to tie tacks, lapel pins, magnets, cufflinks, and christmas tree ornaments.
Unlike other flowers, these don’t die if you forget to water them. Plus, it’s not everyday you can give a loved one a gift with a note that reads: Roses are red, violets are blue, and I bought this bullet bouquet just for you.
Police arrest suspected terrorist for 1985 hijacking in which Navy diver Robert D. Stethem was murdered
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek police have arrested a 65-year-old Lebanese man suspected of involvement in the 1985 hijacking of a Trans World Airlines (TWA) plane in which a U.S. navy diver was killed.
A Greek police official said on Saturday the suspect had disembarked from a cruise ship on the island of Mykonos on Thursday and that his name came up as being wanted by German authorities.
The last time the world saw Marine veteran Austin Tice, he had been taken prisoner by armed men. It was unclear whether his captors were jihadists or allies of Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad who were disguised as Islamic radicals.
Blindfolded and nearly out of breath, Tice spoke in Arabic before breaking into English:"Oh Jesus. Oh Jesus."
That was from a video posted on YouTube on Sept. 26, 2012, several weeks after Tice went missing near Damascus, Syria, while working as a freelance journalist for McClatchy and the Washington Post.
Now that Tice has been held in captivity for more than seven years, reporters who have regular access to President Donald Trump need to start asking him how he is going to bring Tice home.
SAN DIEGO — John Timothy Earnest didn't hide his smirks as he sat in a San Diego courtroom on Thursday, watching surveillance video of Lori Gilbert-Kaye being shot down inside the lobby of a Poway synagogue.
Earnest also smiled as a synagogue congregant testified about running toward the shooter, screaming "I'm going to kill you!" and seeing the gunman "with a look of astonishment or fear" turn and run.
Earnest, 20, is facing one count of murder and three counts of attempted murder in the shootings at Chabad of Poway on April 27. He also faces an arson charge related to an Escondido mosque fire in March, when several people who were sleeping inside escaped unharmed.
Sometimes a joke just doesn't work.
For example, the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service tweeted and subsequently deleted a Gilbert Gottfried-esque misfire about the "Storm Area 51" movement.
On Friday DVIDSHUB tweeted a picture of a B-2 bomber on the flight line with a formation of airmen in front of it along with the caption: "The last thing #Millenials will see if they attempt the #area51raid today."
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey is ready to act on its southern border with Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan said, after warning that it could take unilateral steps if the U.S. does not establish a "safe zone" in northeast Syria this month.
"Our preparations along our borders are complete," Erdogan told reporters in Istanbul on Saturday before departing to attend a U.N. General Assembly meeting.