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How Close Was the Guy Who Tried to Kill Osama with a Sword Last Year?

When an amateur bounty hunter was arrested on a hunt for Osama in June of last year, he actually wasn't too far away from his target.

You may remember Gary Faulkner as the American construction worker who last year was arrested in the mountains of Pakistan armed with a sword and night-vision goggles. Faulkner told police he was there to "behead" renowned terrorist Osama bin Laden, even though he himself had never had any proper combat training, fencing or otherwise. Today, with bin Laden dead, we calculated how close Faulkner actually got to capturing the most wanted man in the world: About 270 miles.

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