Jul. 4th, 2008 10:25 pm
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The TiVo caught an episode of "How Did They Do That?" on History Internationl. This one is on ancient CHinese personal weapons. They showed a working model of a Chinese repeating crossbow. Duuuuude! Repeating crossbow! Apparently a trained crossbowman could shoot close to one arrow per second.

You can see a drawing of one on Wikipedia. You put arrows into the magazine on top, and the lever only took one motion to pull the string back, drop the next arrow into position, and release the string.

Yah, my TiVo knows me. XD

In other news, random fireworks have started up again. The cat has chosen to retreat under the bed.

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