The Discovery of the Sling
corner, hunting knives, hunting knife, hunting home, hunting knives, hunting knife, hunting support, hunting knives, hunting knife, hunting Warranties, hunting knives, hunting knife, hunting Trophy Room, hunting knives, hunting knife, hunting Hunting Articles, hunting knives, hunting knife, hunting Wild Game Recipes, hunting knives, hunting knife, hunting menu-filler,hunting knives, hunting knife, hunting Hunting Knife Shopping Cart top-menuRow1xCol10.gif menu-right-corner,


BBB A+ Rating

The Discovery of the Sling

The Discovery of the Sling




      

The Discovery of the Sling


The Discovery of the Sling

It was just after the middle crust of the earth was formed, or the Mesosic epoch as it is called, that the first Stone Age boy lived and to him the credit has been given of the discovery of the sling, the first device ever used as an aid to throwing a stone.

It happened in this fashion: that he might carry a supply of stones with him the primitive boy must needs have something to put them in, and the pouched rat, one of the earliest animals that lived and who carried its young in a natural pocket like a kangaroo, gave him the hint he needed and he fastened one of the skins to the thong which formed his belt.

Idly swinging the pouch by the thong he let an end slip out of his hand when the remaining stone in it was thrown out with great force, and hitting a wild boar, it dropped him. Thus he had not only made a great discovery, but he had gained a dinner as well. After much tedious experimenting, for his brain was yet small, he produced the sling and as a means for throwing a stone with force and accuracy it has never been improved upon.

If you have never made a sling and known the joy that the prehistoric boy felt when he found he could throw a stone ten times as far with it as he could throw it with his unaided hand, you have missed one of your inherited rights. And with a little practice you ought to be able to use a sling even better than he did, for you have a long line of ancestry, from the time of David who slew the giant Goliath on down through the Dark Ages, that was mighty in its skill with the sling, as the following account taken from the twentieth chapter of the Book of Judges shows.

Look it up and you will find it is written there that in the town of Gibeah there were 700 picked men in the tribe of Benjamin, every one of whom was left-handed and whose aim was so true that they never missed their mark, but hit it even to a hair's breadth. A mighty story, I know.

Collins, A. Frederick. Shooting, for Boys,. New York: Moffat, Yard and, 1917. Print.

Are you aware that Google is offering +1 to Everyone? Share your +1 with Every One of Your Friends by looking for the +1 on websites everywhere!"




If you liked this site, click



Hunting Knives - Hunting Knife






Hunting Knives



Privacy Policy by TRUSTe





HuntingBlades.com is Secure

Order Online 24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week, 365 Days a Year


Online Since 2004




9" Fillet Knife - Clam


Kit of 3 Mini Dmnd Whetstone/Shth


Mini-Alpha Hunter Drop point


Elite Skinner II G-10 Skinner




Security


Privacy


Hassle Free Returns


Frequently Asked Questions