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Wormwood : Lindybeige wants to penetrate Frenchmen

Panzerkampfwagen III Ausfhürung L : I wanna see what kind of crazy depictions of WWII they're gonna come up with 500 years from now

Dark Enforcer : You could easily make functional fire arrows using sulfur, charcoal and salt petre

Noah Griffith : It’s not very difficult to penetrate Frenchmen, you just have to give them a glass of wine, a cigarette, and ask nicely

Blue Jay : 1000 degree arrow vs frenchmen

ChunkyLover ataoldotcom : "I want arrows that go a long way and penetrate frenchmen"....a british autobiography...

Kaiser Wiggles III : When I was in elementary school, I was bullied daily. No rest, constant shoving in the halls and whispered remarks, but not enough that the teachers would notice. Or at least, not claim to notice. I knew they were in on it. The "higher class" always had the teachers' approvals, their attention at all times. They thought they'd succeed, of course, being the popular ones and all. This abuse carried on into middle school, seemingly more intense than before. See, our school had merged with another local elementary, and the sports boys were eager to show their dominance. New people, people of never seen or heard of, gathered behind the jocks to watch me burn. They didn't know me, either. Looking back on it, it was inhuman. Cruel. But then came Pierre. He was average height, maybe above (for our age, at least), but definitely taller than me. His family had recently moved to our little hamlet from Quebec, arriving during the heat of my Eighth grade year. He didn't speak to anyone for the first few days, but when he did, it was... strange. Smooth, and fantastic in the sense words dripped out with ease, but jagged and broken. English was his second language, after all. I was heading to my 5th period, just after lunch when I was stopped in the hall by one of the football boys. He wanted a quick jab at the loser kid, hoping to gain some kind of recognition from his team. The girls noticed first, then more crowded around to see my punishment for the day. "Why don't you open your locker, faggot?" Giggles from the throng. I hadn't used my locker since we got to middle school, but it was clear someone had leaked a hint that mine was 205. I kept a low gaze, avoiding the wall of eyes waiting for a gag, and spotted my locker, seeping with.. something. Opening it revealed a burst plastic bag of expired vegetables, with some goopy black slime dropping out and down the locker below. Pierre was in that group. When a jock asked him if he had seen the look on my face, Pierre shot him a stare that meant he had. And he didn't like it. With a hearty push, the crowd split, and the jock was on the floor. "Why would you fill this kid, his locker, full of shit??" Dead silence. Then, the scrambling of feet as the belittled "alpha-male" regained his footing. Standing chest-to-chest with Pierre, it was clear who would win in a fight. The football lackey shuffled anxiously, trying to keep the appearance of the tough guy. "Whatever man, it was funny." The boy saunters off with a snakelike gait, keeping with the cool act. Pierre doesn't move, standing with a bemused glare at the kid he had exposed as a fraud. The crowd dispersed as the bell drew near, and soon it was just Pierre and I. "Sorry about that, I-" "No, no need for you apologizing. The boy was not so smart, not so funny either." "Thanks, er, Pierre? What class do you have next?" "It does not matter, would you like to go to the Burger King?" And from then on, we were inseparable. His showdown gained him a little respect from the kids like me, but the majority, being the "cool kids", thought he was just a freak. The teachers hated him. He had scratched one of their perfect little gems, after all. Neither of us was really welcome, so, we just didn't go. We skipped, sleeping in late then meeting up midday. Now, this was the time where (if we couldn't sneak out) Pierre and I would stay up all night speaking in hushed tones over rotary phones, so truancy officers weren't an issue. That, and I doubt our little town ever had more than one squad car at a time. So we jacked liquor from his mom's cabinet, drank and smoked in leather jackets. We thought we were the shit. He was the shit, I tell ya. Until he left. His family was from France, and that's where everyone besides his mom, dad, and himself stayed. His dad found a better job in Canada, so they moved. Then his dad found a better girl in Canada, so they moved again. Minus his dad, obviously. Then when his grandmother called his mom about career options for both of them, they moved again. Anything was better than this shitty little border town, His mom had told him. "Besides, you're never in school anyways. You might as well start working now, grandma says there's an opening that *doesn't* need a diploma." He left that weekend, and I'd never felt emptier. It was hard for the first few weeks, having no one to fall back on after having, for so long, a wall to back up to. To hide behind. He was never /not/ there for me, until now. I wasn't living with my mom anymore, even though I wouldn't turn 18 until the end of February. I couldn't call him. I couldn't hide from the mountain of problems that together we had teased, and run away from laughing. They caught up to me because I was broken. And alone.

Arcane Turbulence : We used to make fire arrows out of practice arrows when we were kids...... Wrap the tip in cloth, You simply dip it in oil, light it on fire, wait for it to get hot enough that it wont go out (or relights after it hits target) after you fire it. It's not really that complicated.. You don't really have to worry about the wood of the arrow burning up because it takes too long to weaken the arrow.. SO you light it,wait about 15 seconds for the cloth to get really heated internally, then fire it. We caught the bank on fire in the backyard... Not our best day..

Slayerlord0 : "There must be a better way of doing the credits." "Every time they make a Robin Hood movie, they burn our village down!" "Leave us alone, Mel Brooks!"

ixtl guul : Fire arrows are brilliant against haystacks.  This is why Britain has NEVER been successfully invaded by haystacks

Dr Shaym : A classic sight in movies is on the eve of battle, one army will pour oil all over the line the enemy needs to cross, and then shoot it with flaming arrows during the battle to create a wall of fire to prevent the enemy's escape. I don't know how realistic that is considering the enemy would probably either see or smell the oil as they were walking over it and would instantly realize it was a trap.

Aden hui : 1000 Degree Arrow vs Frenchmen * NOT CLICKBAIT *

Jakub Leško : Extra long, Extra T H I C C arrow Noice

B A : So, the flaming arrow shot to light the Olympic torch in 1992 at Barcelona Never Happened!? WTF?

Bernd Schuller : WHAT?? No fire arrows? Next you will tell us the Katana is NOT the bestest sword ever!

Muppetlord : 3:33 E X T R A T H I C C

Oliver P : Behind the arrow-head wrap up some gunpowder with two or three layers of soft paper, and bind it to the arrow shaft in a lump shaped like a pomegranate. Cover it with a piece of hemp doth tightly tied, and sealed fast with molten pine resin. Light the fuse and then shoot it off from a bow. — Wujing Zongyao

Breezy Mods : If you shot a fresh semen arrow into a valkyries fur burger would she get pregnant?

Kha'ak : Its all fine and good with the video, put at 5:13 it got a bit bizzare. Experiment: put you're hand on a hot Stove and see how you react. If someone were to get hit by a, lets say even mildly hot arrow that maybe burnt like a candle (so lets take the smalles thing possible) he still wouldnt jsut go "Oh yeah thats, Oww, Huh pull it out yeah sure" no instead the mind of a soldier that sees friends dying and all of the sudden appears to be feeling quite a bit of pain from fire he would go "Ahhh shit damnit get it off get it off, goddamnit" and would stop and just try to get it out in quite a bit of hysteria. Same stuff annoys me in other videos aswell (looking at you cavelry). What you fail to take into consideration is the 2nd most imortant ressource in a battle: Moral. If you see Cavalry Chargin you or even 1 out of 200 guys catch fire, you're not just standing there "Oh well thats a bit rough now".

EndlessVacuum : Well okay. What about water arrows?

Benito Faggotini : Greek fire?

Leo Cha : There are plenty of historical records of functional flaming arrows or fire arrows or even gunpowder arrows being used for various purposes in ancient/medieval asia. I know it looks ridiculous in some movies but it definitely is possible and practical depending on situation. *Do some research before you jump into conclusions in your head.*

Vincent Malpica : This video is *lit*

Daniel Marklund : Something that burns on impact would probably be most effective, even better if it explodes. It wouldn't be very effective in open battle but it sure would in a lot of other cases

Xalxitz : Lindy, you seem to be obsessed with penetrating frenchmen. Anything your fans should know about?

The average Lad : I thought that they used oils that are flammable.

Seven Proxies : Apparently they put smoldering pieces of coal inside those cages. And it was almost always for sieges and naval warfare. It doesn't matter if only 2 percent of the arrows set fire to something. Also many buildings in medieval and ancient times had straw roofing. If an arrow with a piece of smoldering coal landed on such a roof, it would likely set fire to it.

Brennan Palm : I recall several sieges where the defenders would use heated arrows to set the enemies siege engines on fire (happened to a crusader siege tower during the siege of Jerusalem). I don't think they would have any use in a battle though. I personally think fire arrows are so frequently used in movies for the visuals. Either because they look cool or because they're easier to see than a bunch of tiny flying sticks.

Rabiddaffodil44 b : pieace of flint + somthing burnable

mattdobz : fire arrows at night = thanks for revealing their location and trajectory

Gimmerty Frog : what about the lead tipped arrows used at the around end of Rome, they where set at lit to kill people hiding in forests by setting the trees alight, of course they were foot archers and would often be used on forests about a kilometre away to draw out men (killing some in the process) so they could fire hell down on them. Thanks

Peter Dagler : Bro explosive arrows

King Rottennoggin : My brother used to make incindiary arrows by filling aluminum arrows with geldyne and then putting a shotgun primer into the insert with a small steel ball glued to the primer to set it off. Not exactly a Hollywood explosion, but they sure started fires.

BlackEpyon : A wound from a fire arrow would be conveniently self-cauterizing, don't you think?

Karthrsyd : Arrow idea: *somehow make an arrow with a compartment at the end that breaks on impact *fill with boiling oil *watch as your enemies get greasy or in the event that the arrow hits skin, will have some burnt skin Probably won’t work

Autumn Aurora : I thought they'd be used against ships..

Ryan Dawson : way easier to just put burning stuff in a catapult

Karthrsyd : Can you do a video on the zulu war (with detail on the battle shown in the film of the same name)

Keisuke Takatou : They needed pommel arrows. To end them rightly of course

Micah van Everdingen : Fire Bullets now!

TheTaterTotP80 : Wouldn't you put the arrow in water as oppose to throw it on the road?

Windows Vista : I use this video to fall asleep

Swim Shady : nina, penta, Sainta Maria

Yolo Swaggins : If fire arrows don't work surely their polar opposite ice arrows must be awesome!

Fifo101 : Am I the only one that thinks fire ballista


kush bhadauria : What about Tipu Sultan he used these weaponry in 18th century against British Empire in Colonial India

Creative_Zach Gaming : dip the arrow head in napalm

Subodh Adarkar : good analysis. But solu no. 4 which was used in ancient times was a conical coverring of wood with broad end towards archer filled with pitch soaked in urine and dried, with a short slow match smoldering and no tip and small sharp thorns hooks on the side. The arrow will land and get attached. The fire lights up later.

First Last : 2:03 ScholarBrother points for mentioning a cubit!