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DC Nation Shows How A Batarang Works, Brazilian Batman Simply Works

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Not too long ago, we brought you the story of the Brazilian Batman. At the time, we experienced a mix of awe and worry for retired soldier  André Luiz Pinheiro. After all, taking on serious criminals, no matter what your training, is not a safe job. But thanks to a new BBC report, we’ve discovered Pinheiro has it a bit easier than we originally thought. He’s scaring the crap out of kids. After you give that a look, hit the jump and see if Batman’s famous batarangs could work when thrown in the real world by an expert. 

In addition to two animated series and various animated shorts, the new DC Nation block on Cartoon Network has also been doing some interesting videos on superheroes tools. Last week I saw them test Green Arrow’s boxing glove arrow, but here’s one that might be of more interest. Watch what an expert marksman can do with a 15″ batarang.

(via io9, Daily Motion)

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Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."