Simo Häyhä was the highest scoring sniper in the history of warfare.Häyhä served as a sniper for the Finnish Army during the 1939–40 Winter War between Finland and the Soviet Union. On 21 December 1939, he achieved his highest daily count of 25 kills.
He is believed to have killed over 500 men during the 1939–40 Winter War. All of Häyhä's kills were accomplished in fewer than 100 days, an average of five per day at a time of year with very few daylight hours. He used a SAKO M/28-30 rifle with iron sights for roughly half of his 500 kills. He used a Soumi submachine gun to get the rest of his kills.
On 6 March 1940, Häyhä was hit in his lower left jaw by an explosive bullet fired by a Red Army soldier, taking him out of the war.
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Here on Earth, sound travels as mechanical waves transmitted through a solid, liquid or gas medium (like the air in a room, the water in a pool, or the walls in an apartment building). Pluck a guitar string and it vibrates. The vibration of the string pushes against the molecules of air around the string. Those air molecules, in turn, push against other air molecules, which push against still others, creating oscillations of pressure in the air: a sound wave.
Outer space (which, for our purposes here, we will define as the universe beyond Earth's atmosphere and between planets and other stellar bodies) makes a pretty terrible medium for mechanical waves. It's a vacuum, but not a perfect one. Sound can travel through it, but not very effectively. There's plenty of matter in space - stars, planets, asteroids, galaxies, cosmic dust, elemental atoms, etc. - and it's all separated by vast distances. Even at the densest parts, there's only a few hydrogen and helium atoms in a cubic meter. If you plucked a guitar string in outer space, it would still vibrate and scraps of matter like cosmic dust and gases might be able to propagate sound waves if you got enough of the matter together, but the sound be too weak for our not-that-sensitive ears to hear.