Almost 40 years in the past, a really brilliant, however very troubled, younger man determined to construct one thing. He meticulously labored over it for weeks till it was lastly full. Inside days of finishing his undertaking, the boy was discovered lifeless.
When police arrived, they found what the boy had been constructing for all these weeks…
It was a suicide helmet, hand crafted and designed to ship 9 shotgun shells concurrently to his head.
A shell was positioned inside every of the helmet’s hole metallic tubes. Then a nail was fitted on the finish of every tube.
The nails had been wired collectively to an arc welder, which offered the electrical energy that might ignite the primer and fireplace the shells. Whereas it’s now lacking from the helmet, the police believed that the wiring was constructed from outdated coat hangers.
Your complete helmet can be coated in a fiberglass/epoxy materials that saved the helmet collectively when the shells fired.
The nail on the prime of the helmet was wired as a handbook backup that might be set off if the opposite shells failed to fireplace.
The within of the helmet. You may see the holes the place the shells fired.
It’s tragic to suppose that such a superb thoughts was so centered by itself destruction. If you’re having suicidal ideas, or know somebody who’s, please contact somebody at a suicide hotline or website. It may save a life.