->''The 18th century was a time of rapid innovation; in the space of a single year, the two-storey building, the stage play, America, and the rocket launcher were all invented by the same man: Shakespearicles, the strongest writer who ever lived. Despite his powerful grasp of language and the ability to bench press 700 British pounds, several inventions eluded his iron grip - most tragically among them, stairs. For the next three hundred years, people who needed to get to the second floor used the only method available to them: shooting a rocket launcher at their feet. Yes, it was ridiculous, crippling, and awful, but what are you going to do? Not go to the second floor? That's where your bed is.''
-->Excerpt from [[http://www.teamfortress.com/war/victory/ Team Fortress.com's]] description of the [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 Gunboats]], metal shoes that reduce damage from self-inflicted explosions
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