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News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published August 5, 2015

Recurring Themes

News of the Weird tracks the "armed and clumsy," who can't avoid shooting themselves accidentally, but then there are these guys: (1) Adam Hirtle, 30, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, checked into a hospital on June 10 after intentionally shooting himself in the foot with a .22-caliber handgun -- twice, "curious" to see how it felt (with and without his boot to compare pain levels).

(2) Jeremiah Raber, 38, recently commenced a crowdfunding campaign for a kids' sports version of his "Nutshellz" jockstrap -- according to Raber the strongest such apparel in the world, made from breakthrough "Dyneema" (supposedly half the weight of Kevlar but twice as strong). Recently, using a ".22 long rifle," Raber had business partner Matt Heck shoot him directly in the delicate area, but according to Raber, he felt just a "tap." [Denver Post, 6-11-2015] [Riverfront Times (St. Louis), 5-11-2015]

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