Airman Apprentice Adonis Hunt, from Lumberton, N.C., cleans rust off chains in the hangar bay of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) Dec. 13, 2019.(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alexander Williams)
It's a multi-billion scourge that afflicts Navy destroyers, cruise ships and historic vessels like the Queen Mary without fear or favor. It's such a problem that professional organizations and conferences are dedicated to its existence — and its suppression.
It's also on your shower head. The orange stain of metal corrosion may be a nuisance in the bathroom, but on ships, it can be catastrophic. Hulls can collapse, ballast tanks weaken and motors fail, all because of rust. There's no way to fully eradicate it.
What does it take to actually destroy an AK-47? Perhaps the only weapon that can still fire after being jammed full of twinkies — I have no idea why that’s a thing — it’s close to indestructible. You don’t buy it? Check out this AK that was taken from a poacher in Africa.