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He Killed a Bear With a Spear. The Video Caused Outrage

Canadian government says it will outlaw the 'archaic' type of hunting

(Newser) - Killing a bear with a hand-thrown spear isn't an everyday feat—but the government of Alberta, Canada, is not impressed by the prowess of American hunter Josh Bowmar. The government promised to introduce a ban on "archaic" and "unacceptable" hunting with spears after video surfaced of Bowmar,... More »

Easter Island May Not Have Collapsed Due to War After All

Obsidian artifacts were likely just general tools, not weapons

(Newser) - The ancient civilization of Rapa Nui, more commonly called Easter Island and a part of modern-day Chile, has long been thought to have been brought to its knees before Europeans arrived by violent infighting as precious resources ran out. But now anthropologists from Binghamton University in New York are publishing... More »

Teen Survives Spear Shot to Head

Florida's Nasser Lopez was victim of accidental shooting

(Newser) - A 16-year-old is in serious condition—but miraculously alive—after being accidentally shot through the skull with a spear gun, Florida doctors revealed yesterday. They showed off a stunning X-ray that shows the spear lodged inside the teen's head, its tip protruding out the back. Nasser Lopez was swimming... More »

Google Street View Ambushed in Norway

Tipped to car's arrival, buddies wait with spears, wetsuits

(Newser) - Tipped off by their driver buddy to its whereabouts, a Norwegian pair ambushed Google’s Street View camera car last summer, chasing it while wearing wetsuits and wielding spears. The photos have been making the online rounds, and Oslo daily Aftenposten tracked down the Bergen residents. “It was meant... More »

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