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Most likely to have "Hold my beer and watch this!" on his tombstone:

Police say a 12-year-old central Indiana boy hit a bullet cartridge with a hammer, firing a bullet that grazed a teenage girl.

Columbus police Sgt. Matt Harris says the boy was playing with the live ammunition when he hit the cartridge on a sidewalk. Harris tells The Republic that the blow ignited the primer and gunpowder.

I shouldn't cast stones, I guess. When I was a kid, we had BB gun fights. Not real bright. Coulda put somebody's eye out, Ralphie.