The Mayans' Deadly Wooden Gun

The Mayans used a short shaft of wood like a gun in battle, sending darts toward incoming attackers at amazing speeds. It may not have been powered by gunpowder, but it was still an effective killing tool. » 3/31/12 9:00am 3/31/12 9:00am

A very simple device, the is a wooden shaft with a bur at the end of that supports the end of a dart or…