"I was walking down the street in New York City when I heard a light "thwap"
followed by a sense of pressure on my chest. I reached for the area
instinctively and felt only the Moleskine. notebook in the inside pocket of my
jacket. It wasn’t until I looked inside the jacket at my shirt that I found the
small mangled piece of lead along with the shredded paper from my notebook. A
rogue bullet had gone through my jacket and into my Moleskine. Evidently, the
two outer covers and the tightly packed pages of the notebook were enough to
slow the bullet down. The ink from my journal entries may have played a small
role as well. For whatever reason, the bullet had stopped right between the
notebook and my shirt – leaving me without a scratch….
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Update 8.03.06 7.30.PM CST:
We just received the following email from Mr. Andersen:
"I already posted on my blog that the holeskine was just
fiction. Sorry to get you all worked up for nothing. I guess I thought it
was very obvious that no notebook will stop a bullet…"
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