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How do BB guns work?

The principle behind BB guns is pretty much the same as in firearms, except there is no explosion. So how does the BB shoot out of the gun?

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  • 10 Antique Toys That Still Look Like Fun

    10 Antique Toys That Still Look Like Fun

    Although kids have always improvised things to play with, toys, as we know them, have actually been around only for a few centuries. Some of the hoops and pedal cars of yesteryear would still be fun to play with, we think. See more »

  • 10 Classic Toys That Could Kill You

    10 Classic Toys That Could Kill You

    Whether you grew up in the carefree '50s or the safety-conscious '90s, you probably know of a toy that was lots of fun and, in hindsight, flat-out dangerous. Most are off the shelves now, but this list might bring back memories. See more »

  • 10 Must-have Toys for 2012

    10 Must-have Toys for 2012

    Every holiday season, there's that handful of "it" toys -- the hottest gifts for kids. Which products will Santa be delivering the most in 2012? See more »

  • 10 Toys So Popular They Incited Violence

    10 Toys So Popular They Incited Violence

    Would you knock down a fellow shopper to get your hands on a toy? Here are 10 toys that inspired some heinous acts of violence in the name of spreading holiday cheer. See more »

  • Are knock-off toys dangerous?

    Are knock-off toys dangerous?

    It might be tempting to buy a knock-off toy because they're cheaper and often just as pleasing to your kid. However, they may be harmful to your child. See more »

  • Are pedal cars safe for kids?

    Are pedal cars safe for kids?

    Any kid with long enough and strong enough legs (along with the cognitive development to not run into trees or other kids) can work a pedal car. But are they safe? See more »

  • Can you predict which toys will become collectors' items?

    Can you predict which toys will become collectors' items?

    If you buy toys solely because you're hoping to make a bunch of money, you might want to come up with a different investment plan. It's hard to predict which ones will become valuable in the future. See more »

  • Do push toys really help kids learn to walk?

    Do push toys really help kids learn to walk?

    There are a lot of toys on the market that claim to help your child learn how to walk, but what do the experts say? Is a push toy better than a walker? See more »

  • Have cell phones ruined toy walkie-talkies?

    Have cell phones ruined toy walkie-talkies?

    Before kids had cell phones, walkie-talkies were really the only method of long distance communication while playing. Are they a thing of the past? See more »

  • How Boomerangs Work

    How Boomerangs Work

    It's pretty amazing: When you throw a boomerang, it actually does come back to you -- if you throw it properly. Find out why the boomerang returns and how to throw it like a pro. See more »

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