Thursday, October 05, 2006

Random Trivia

While cleaning them for a tour, it was discovered that the pistol used by Alexander Hamilton in his duel against Aaron Burr had been modified so that it would require less PSI to squeeze the trigger (without verification of numbers, this is an approximation) to about 1.5 PSI instead of the 9-10 on Burr's pistol. This gives the impression that rather than nobly shooting above Burr's head, it was an accident caused by rushing his shot as a result of nerves. In other words, Hamilton tried to cheat in his duel, not take the high road.

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