10 Devastating Weapons That Are Older Than You Thought

Hand Gun

The Chinese, who invented both previous types of mines, also invented the first handheld firearms. They took advantage of their knowledge of gunpowder to create cannons small enough to be carried by frontline soldiers.

Poisonous Gas

Chemical weapons have been used for a long, long time, and it should be no surprise that the Chinese invented the first incendiary bombs lazed with arsenic and feces from human beings. The mixture would sweep into a city and destroy the population.

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