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[SOLVED] Young people sometimes like to have this

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Yeah! in the old days young people carry this around in the pocket of their trouser.
 

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odklizec":d711a said:
a wooden whistle?

Incorrect but you can try again with this additional clue.
The length is 17cm and the diameter of the above is 3.1cm
The wooden whistle at 17cm will be too big for children.
 
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Another clue regarding the tool...
aha, this visual will let you go right to the point! :) :)
 

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It´s a Sling!!!! I think this would be regarded as a very dangerous toy nowdays...

Times do change...
 
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This item has been used as a tool in some places but not in our country.
Perhaps to chase away wild monkeys and other wild animals coming into
their farms for food.
In the old kiddie days we can DIY one from tree branches and use it to shoot
birds and pigeons. I am sure there are plastic ones made to be used as toys
for children but haven't seen one yet. Is this catapult banned in your country?
 

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Haha, now I understand why I cannot get it :D As a boy I always made it from tree branches or solid wire. Newer saw factory made one ;) BTW, in the old days (I mean really old) it was used also as a weapon.
 
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I had a really nice one made out of a tree branch. Luckily I was never able to hit a bird with it... :D
 
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Discussing "weapons" from childhood, I remember I once created (as a 9-10 years old guy) a very special weapon :D It was about 1m long blowpipe made from aluminum pipe, which previously served as a ski pole for child skis ;) With that "gun" and proper ammunition I was able to shot down the flies (of course, not the flying ones, but definitely those sitting somewhere).
 
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What is your ammunition? Is it green pea or the dangerous ball bearing?
Never thought of that.....aha, now I remember in Africa, the people using long
bamboo to shoot darts at animals for food. Such items are common for hunting,
I wonder if they still use it now?
 
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Rowan berries ;) They perfectly matched the blowpipe inner diameter. I'm sure the blowpipes are still used by tribal people of Papua New Guinea, South America's Indians and probably by some more.
 
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For the catapult the "bullet" can be just green pea or plain peanut and at short
distance to the target it could hurt.
 
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