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Military Pigs in Armor

The U.S. Army used pigs dressed in body armor and strapped them into scary-sounding "Humvee simulators" to explore the effects of various types of blasts.

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After 11 months and 200 explosions, the researchers concluded body armor doesn't lead to worse head injuries, as had been feared. Also: "The research also shows that body armor protects troops' lungs and is critical to surviving blasts." Science!

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