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The butterfly effect: How an exploded gun in the 1905 Battle of Tsushima led to an interplanetary fatwa

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On 28th May 1905, Japanese recent naval graduate Isoroku Yamamoto lost two fingersĀ in the Battle of Tsushima. A hundred and nine years later, the UAE issued a fatwa warning muslims not to go and live on Mars. How do the two link up? We traced the steps in ‘The butterfly effect’, printed in issue #14 of Delayed Gratification which is available in our shop.

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