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This Video Shows Just How Deadly The Traps From 'Home Alone' Really Are
There’s no way the “wet bandits” from “Home Alone” would survive Kevin McCallister’s booby traps.
The YouTube humor channel Vsauce3, which creates content around gaming, popular culture, science and education, made a video to show us what would actually happen to the holiday classic's unlucky robbers, Harry and Marv.
The Vsauce3 team analyzes just three of the traps set by Macaulay Culkin’s character, Kevin McCallister, a boy who defends his home with the kind of tactical expertise you expect from a Green Beret, not an 8-year-old kid.
It starts with the red-hot doorknob, which as it turns out wouldn’t actually scorch the robber’s hand, but would certainly burn the door down and probably the house, too.
Then there’s the paint cannister to the face, which is utterly devastating.
When pushed, the one-gallon can, which weighs 13-pounds, swings at a speed of 20 miles per hour. The impact is the equivalent of getting punched in the face by Mike Tyson, twice. The blow would be sure to knock the bandits unconscious, and would probably crack their skulls.
Then there’s the coup de grace.
Assuming Harry and Marv somehow survived the paint cans to the face, inside what is likely a burning house thanks to the red-hot doorknob, Harry would have left in a body bag after Marv bludgeoned him with the crowbar.
The blow would have resulted in seven broken ribs, a punctured lung, and a punctured heart. In short, if “Home Alone” were real the robbers would be dead. Kevin McCallister, the movie’s budding psychopath, would be a cold-blooded killer.
Check out the full video and see just how screwed Harry and Marv would have been if this were real.
Constant deployments broke the Air Force's B-1 fleet. Now the service is facing a major bomber shortfall
On April 14, 2018, two B-1B Lancer bombers fired off payloads of Joint Air-to-Surface Standoff Missiles against weapons storage plants in western Syria, part of a shock-and-awe response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's use of chemical weapons against his citizens that also included strikes from Navy destroyers and submarines.
In all, the two bombers fired 19 JASSMs, successfully eliminating their targets. But the moment would ultimately be one of the last — and certainly most publicized — strategic strikes for the aircraft before operations began to wind down for the entire fleet.
A few months after the Syria strike, Air Force Global Strike Command commander Gen. Tim Ray called the bombers back home. Ray had crunched the data, and determined the non-nuclear B-1 was pushing its capabilities limit. Between 2006 and 2016, the B-1 was the sole bomber tasked continuously in the Middle East. The assignment was spread over three Lancer squadrons that spent one year at home, then six month deployed — back and forth for a decade.
The constant deployments broke the B-1 fleet. It's no longer a question of if, but when the Air Force and Congress will send the aircraft to the Boneyard. But Air Force officials are still arguing the B-1 has value to offer, especially since it's all the service really has until newer bombers hit the flight line in the mid-2020s.
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CAIRO (Reuters) - Islamic State's media network on Monday issued an audio message purporting to come from its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi saying operations were taking place daily and urging freedom for women jailed in Iraq and Syria over their alleged links to the group.
"Daily operations are underway on different fronts," he said in the 30-minute tape published by the Al Furqan network, in what would be his first message since April. He cited several regions such as Mali and the Levant but gave no dates.
'An insane game changer' — Soldiers are about to receive the Army's most advanced night vision goggles yet
Soldiers with the 1st Infantry Division are just days away from becoming the first to get their hands on the most advanced night vision goggles the Army has fielded yet.