In 1914, the shot that killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand was fired and World War I began. The Archduke knew that there was a risk of an assassination attempt, but that day he chose not to wear the body armor that Polish inventor Casimir Zeglen had created for him. Researchers in England decided to recreate the silk armor that Ferdinand was given in attempt to see if it could have actually stopped the assassin’s bullet had Ferdinand been wearing it and determine if that one piece of clothing could have changed the course of history.

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