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Weird Weapons: Strange Artifacts in the US Navy's Archives

Vietcong Sandal

car tire sandal from vietcong

(Image credit: Collection of Curator Branch: Naval History and Heritage Command, distributed under a Creative Commons license)

The Navy archives contain this Vietcong-worn sandal made of an old car tire.

Stephanie Pappas
Stephanie Pappas

Stephanie Pappas is a contributing writer for Live Science, covering topics ranging from geoscience to archaeology to the human brain and behavior. She was previously a senior writer for Live Science but is now a freelancer based in Denver, Colorado, and regularly contributes to Scientific American and The Monitor, the monthly magazine of the American Psychological Association. Stephanie received a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of South Carolina and a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz.