If your walls are strong enough, you can stay XBox alive.
#3. Stray Bullet Shoots Through House and Gently Taps Man’s Forehead
Josh Demeritt of Rochester, New Hampshire, was playing video games one night when he heard a loud noise erupt in his room and felt something lightly hit his forehead. After presumably wishing his 14-year-old opponents a good night and logging off the game, Demeritt looked around and saw 1) a hole in his wall and 2) a freaking bullet on the floor. The bullet had gone through two walls and a window before reaching Demeritt’s forehead — had there been one fewer obstacle in its path, Demeritt probably would have needed a new hoodie (also, a head).
Moral of the story: never clean.
Never doubt that America’s intelligence services are ever vigilant, radical, cowabunga.
#5. CIA Spies Cannot Think Up a Good Code Word
In 2011, [Lebanon’s] Hezbollah caught a break. Through a few informants, Hezbollah found that the group of spies they were looking for met with their CIA contacts at a place referred to by a single code word. That word was “pizza.” … Sure enough, when staking out [a Lebanese] Pizza Hut, Hezbollah quickly busted a meeting of double agents squealing to members of the CIA. The bust reportedly led to the capture of dozens of U.S. spies in Lebanon and the loss of its entire espionage foothold in the country. In his own words, one intelligence official admitted that they had to “fly blind” for several months on Hezbollah’s activities due to either the CIA’s laziness or their unflagging, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle levels of enthusiasm for pizza.