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16 hours ago, Kinnock said:

It didn't seem to work for Jim Thompson.

Well, Jim Thompson disappeared with out a trace. Not sure what that has to do with bullet proof silk.

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Thirty-five plus years ago, at the Soldier of Fortune magazine convention in Las Vegas, there was an exhibitor of battlefield armor who was so confident his product was bulletproof, he was willing to demonstrate the fact by wearing the vest and be shot. Fortunately, he was unable to convince any attendee to fire the weapon.  Finally, he agreed to hang the vest on a wooden post and a volunteer fired 1 military grade round from an AK-47 which penetrated the front plate, the back and went thru the wooden post.  I suspect the results set back product development, 

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Flashback to March 16, 1897 in Chicago, USA:

The Monk who Stopped Bullets with Silk: Inventing the Bulletproof Vest

https://culture.pl/en/article/the-monk-who-stopped-bullets-with-silk-inventing-the-bulletproof-vest

Also,

In the late 1800s, both Japan and Korea developed some of the first modern bulletproof vests when they discovered that 30 layers of silk fabric could stop the black powder bullets of the day.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/24039/brief-history-bulletproof-vests

Today it's dragon silk spun by genetically modified silkworms:

 

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4 hours ago, Eaglekott said:

Well, Jim Thompson disappeared with out a trace. Not sure what that has to do with bullet proof silk.

There was an article in another TV post the same day about Thai silk magnate, Jim Thompson, being shot by that Malaya Communist Party - possibly at the request of the Thai junta at the time, as he was on his way to meet an ousted Thai prime minister who was in exile.  Some things never change.

 

 

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6 hours ago, Kinnock said:

There was an article in another TV post the same day about Thai silk magnate, Jim Thompson, being shot by that Malaya Communist Party - possibly at the request of the Thai junta at the time, as he was on his way to meet an ousted Thai prime minister who was in exile.  Some things never change.

 

 

That he was shot was just speculations. As the same that it was a hit and run accident. Many seems to believe he planned it an left by his own choice.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Jim_Thompson

 

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On 8/9/2018 at 5:02 PM, Kinnock said:

It didn't seem to work for Jim Thompson.

You know something we don't know?

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The mongols used silk vests to protect against arrows. Didn't stop a flesh wound, but the silk would wrap around the arrow head as in penetrated, making removal much easier.

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