10 common things you can use as weapons

10 common items that can be used as weapons. What distinguishes us from animals is the ability to think complexly and the desire to destroy each other just like that. In this collection you will see absolutely everyday and innocent things that a person can use as a terrible weapon.

The North African general Hannibal (along with other African and Indian military commanders) used elephants to intimidate enemies. When an archer appeared on the battlefield, sitting on an elephant's back in a special basket, it became obvious to everyone who would win.

Over time, the enemies of the Carthaginians, the Romans, learned that some sounds frighten elephants - for example, the squeal of a pig. Therefore, they began to drive away enemies from the battlefield, setting fire to pigs, which, with their screams, really scared away the elephants. Despite the fact that such atrocities would horrify anyone, the Romans, after winning battles, could enjoy not only victory, but also bacon.

CIA officials are real fabricators, especially when it comes to weapons. They invented things like poison in darts from darts or shoe polish to cause heart attacks.

But the height of genius was the weapon for which ordinary urine was used. In addition to it, the composition included nitric acid and other components, which, when mixed, explode with deadly force. Preparing a mixture is not difficult and does not take much time: all the ingredients included in it are easy to find on the market.

Weapons do not have to be explosive, stabbing or cutting, and can affect not only the body and flesh, but also the mind. For example, music is a great weapon that can greatly stir up emotions. It has been widely used in wars since biblical times.

Later, the military leaders adopted the strategy of the music war - for example, in the Korean War, to cool the ardor of American soldiers, the Chinese played funeral services, which made the dark nights of a foreign country even more frightening. In contrast, Nazi Germany used music as an inspiration: she lifted the spirits of her army by playing classical "Aryan" music such as Flight of the Valkyries.

When the island of Okinawa fought against Japanese rule in the 13th century, it actually had no weapons. However, the locals were very well versed in martial arts and were able to learn how to make weapons from everything that came to hand. The most successful "invention" was the tonfa, which was a truncheon with a transverse handle. Since the handle was constantly breaking, the owner always had a spare. This weapon was effective for blows to the head of the enemy, as well as blocking enemy attacks. In addition, the tonfa became the prototype for the police baton.

When disagreements arose between the Soviet Union and Finland in 1939, no one could have imagined that the Finns would instill fear in their formidable opponents during the Winter War. And in this they were helped by empty liquor bottles: the Finns filled them with napalm (a mixture of gasoline and engine oil) and any cloth soaked in alcohol was used as a wick. This makeshift grenade was named after Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov, who unleashed the war. He categorically did not like the name, and it can be assumed that the soldiers liked it even less.

Sugar, of course, is not harmless anyway, but this way of using it makes a terrible weapon out of it. Any pastry chef will confirm to you that boiled sugar can cling to anything, and its contact with the skin ends in unpleasant burns, while the caramel can continue to burn. Despite the fact that sugar is not a cheap product, in the 17th century it was used out of desperation as a weapon. The defenseless Chinese ship Sapman was able to repel the Dutch pirates by pelting them with boiling sugar. At least 14 people suffered a "sweet" death, and the Dutch lost the battle. Today, boiling sugar is often used in prisons to fight prisoners.

In World War II, when Poland was invaded by Nazi Germany, the Polish resistance called the Home Army did a great job in the fight against the enemy. In dire need of armored vehicles, "Home Army" created an armored car based on an ordinary Chevrolet truck. In fact, the Poles simply welded steel sheets to it and called it "Kubus". The vehicle turned out to be bulletproof for grenades, machine guns and other weapons, except perhaps for tank guns.

This device is direct proof that a person is capable of making weapons out of anything. In this case, the main component is ... the newspaper.

Everyone knows that British football fans love not only to watch the game, but also to compete to see who best beats the face of the opposing team's fans. After the bats, combs, pens and other items that could be used in a fight began to be confiscated from fans in order to prevent riots, the guys adapted an ordinary newspaper for this. Having carefully twisted and folded it in half, the hooligans turned the paper into a formidable weapon, with which they beat the enemy until they lost consciousness.

The chinlock weapon, also known as the smiley, is made up of two parts: a heavy lock and a long cloth. Swinging the weapon while holding it by the cloth can cause serious harm to the enemy, splitting his skull. Due to its cheapness and easy to make emoji, it is popular with gangs and teenagers.

In Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries nothing better was invented than to use ... cats as a weapon! Due to the fact that cats lived in siege cities, and they did not care about the fate of people at all, enemy armies often caught them and fastened bags of combustible materials. Then they released the cats back to the city with a long burning wick. Trying to escape the fire, the poor animal tried to find a familiar place to hide. Considering that cities were often made of wood, and each barn was littered with hay, the fires spread extremely quickly.