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The shortest war in history, medieval rocket launchers, art in the trenches of World War I, and the US Navy’s love of acronyms.

The longest acronym in the US Navy is ADCOMSUBORDCOMPHIBSPAC.


The 1896 Anglo-Zanzibar War lasted forty-five minutes.


Korea were using rocket launchers more than four hundred years ago.


Shell sculpture
Europeana 1914-1918 project [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Bored troops in the trenches of World War I would make art out of anything they could find – including shell casings.

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