Cold case reopened on boomerang victim

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Cold case reopened on boomerang victim

Postby Braininvat on October 19th, 2016, 12:30 pm 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/18/science/first-boomerang-victim-australia.html

As a former boomerang* enthusiast, I found this fascinating. Apparently, the Aborigines used them as handheld weapons for close quarters combat, as well as for hurling. As yet, no arrests have been made.




*(I tossed out my collection many years ago.....none of it has returned) (:-0)

*(those were recreational boomerangs, I should note, not reproductions of genuine Aboriginal boomerangs. manufactured in Oregon, and marketed mainly to frisbee buffs looking for a change of pace)
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Re: Cold case reopened on boomerang victim

Postby Dave_Oblad on October 19th, 2016, 7:48 pm 

Hi Biv,

I have a bunch of old flying toys from many decades ago. My boomerang is languishing in my closet as we speak (write/read?) waiting for my return. I can see how it would be useful for hunting birds, arrows are a bitch to retrieve.

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Dave :^)
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