In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1bala dum-dum feminine
- They used bullets that are called dumdum bullets, and when they hit, whatever they hit, there are fragments everywhere, and they shot at the cameramen.
- Bullets cause injury by transferring their energy into the body tissues; the design of the bullet influences this process, with hollow nosed or dumdum bullets being designed to maximise energy transfer.
- The bullet often breaks into tiny pieces after penetration, ripping up muscle and nerve and causing multiple internal injuries, much like the internationally banned dumdum bullet.
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