The Gunner's Rule of Thumb
Military Technology, Scientific Practitioners, Accidents
Discussing a report that sailors 'have had their thumbs blown off' after using them to stop the vent in a cannon, urges that 'some scientific engineer' should be invited to devise a use for the vent.
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