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All these comments about stupidity. I suspect he had already researched the danger before he started. From the video, it appears that at worst he may have a minor wound as long as he wears safety glasses.
Uh - actually, no - as he was surprised the shell casing went through the back foam and into eternity. His assumption about the barrel's acceleration is not particularly useful in that the total (chemical) energy in the system is independent of the firing mechanism. The gun serves as a backstop to prevent disappointing the energy into shell-kinetic energy and the barrel minimizes dispersion of the energy for just a bit longer. The energy in the system is more than adequate to shoot not only himself, but, being the grand-mal a**hole that he is, any innocent bystander in that he's firing bullets in a totally random fashion. Maybe a few broken windows down the street, as well - but let's not get too fussy.
You are assuming. He may not have known exactly what would happen, but he may have checked beforehand to ensure that what would happen was not generally lethal. Mythbusters has done it in an oven, and you can find quite a few videos on YouTube. Very easy to figure out and it appears he was only working with a 22.
true you can lie on the internet. A little harder to fake video. Plus there are so many examples. there has even been testing with 50 cal cartridges.
In Episode 85 of the television show "Myth Busters," the danger of putting bullets in a fire was tested by placing .22, .44 and .50 caliber bullets in an oven and then turning on the heat. All of the bullets fired when they got hot, but none of them had sufficient force to shoot through the oven door. By contrast, bullets fired from a gun at an oven door went right through it. A similar test was performed on an open flame with the same results --- bullets dropped into the fire went off but were not dangerous.
I guess you do not trust Mythbusters either. There are probably better sources than I have found. He did do some additional testing before, and the bullet did not seem to have done any damage to the wood, which means that it would still not cause much damage as long as more vulnerable parts were protected (like the eyes).
The Mounties chorus line, a fine double parody, recalling the Producers and their chorus line, parodying the chorus line.
But, be that as it may, they're right. While we, in my 'office', will stand at the entrance-way of our cubicles, hands over hearts, singing those joyful words in pristine unison, our spirits will rise. All the political parties can, at last, unite, with one true and faithful vision.
Scapegoating is alright and everything, but when the target is true and just? Woo Hoo!
Horsepoopoo. If not constrained by a chamber and a barrel, a cartridge produces no energetic particles. The primary danger presented by an unconstrained cartridge in a fire is shrapnel from the brass case disintegrating, with a range of about 3 feet.
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