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The Northover Projector: Spud Guns Gone Wild

Imagine that the Nazis have landed and you and your buddies get together to fight them off. The Nazis have tanks and artillery and legions of storm troopers. You have a hopped up spud gun that fired a Molotov cocktails. So was the case with the Northover Projector.

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How Gun Lube Brought Down the British Empire

In the 1850s, Colonial India was dominated by the British East India Company thanks largely to the company’s private army, comprised mostly of local Hindus and Muslims. The resulting story lends a new meaning to the phrase “chew the fat”.