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Biological warfare is the tactic of using poisonous substances to subdue or kill mass amounts of soldiers or civilians. Learn about various types of bio-weapons and the precautions being taken to minimize their impact.

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How Tear Gas Works

It may make you run. It may make you throw up. It will definitely make you cry. It's tear gas, and it's no fun to be hit with.


The Banned Weapons Quiz

 The Banned Weapons Quiz

We've devised many ways to hurt one another, but sometimes those concepts are just too terrible. Prove your banned weapons knowledge at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How Tear Gas Works

 How Tear Gas Works

Tear gas is often used to control riots. Learn more about the potent substance at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Tear Gassed! The Quiz

 Tear Gassed! The Quiz

Tear gas is often used to disperse rowdy crowds. Test your knowledge with this tear gas quiz. See more »

How Agent Orange Worked

 How Agent Orange Worked

UAT 0- Agent Orange was a potent herbicide and defoliant used in large quantities during the Vietnam War. Learn about Agent Orange and its terrible legacy. See more »

Wild World: Biological and Chemical Warfare Quiz

 Wild World: Biological and Chemical Warfare Quiz

This biochemical warfare quiz will test your knowledge about this deadly form of warfare. Test your knowledge with our biochemical warfare quiz. See more »

How Mustard Gas Works

 How Mustard Gas Works

Mustard gas is a chemical warfare agent developed during World War I. Learn how mustard gas affected soldiers and armies used mustard gas. See more »

How can llamas help defeat biological weapons?

 How can llamas help defeat biological weapons?

Sure, llamas are our friends. But little did we know that these fuzzy, camel-like creatures might save us all should the End come in the form of a biological attack. See more »

How Anthrax Works

 How Anthrax Works

"There have been several anthrax scares in the U.S. since 9/11. Find out where anthrax bacteria comes from, how it infects people and how its treated." See more »

How Biological and Chemical Warfare Works

 How Biological and Chemical Warfare Works

Chemical warfare and biological warfare is explained in this article. Learn about biological and chemical warfare. See more »