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Bullets Hitting 'Unbreakable' Prince Rupert's Drops Will Blow Your Mind

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posted on Apr, 23 2020 @ 11:55 PM
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a reply to: gortex

Cool! But not all that surprising the glass is under high pressured tension due to the rapid cooling making it dense and hard at that area, and bullets are made of soft metal like lead. In fact with a knife you can cut into lead or cut slivers of it if you wanted to.

The way it shatters is pretty impressive, but if they used a higher caliber bullet or hit it at a different angle, pretty sure the drop would shatter. But either way, ya prince rupert drops are pretty cool.

Heres a butter knife cutting a bullet in half thats being shot at it.




posted on Apr, 24 2020 @ 12:25 AM
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originally posted by: network dude

originally posted by: buddha
wow!
why not make a drop with no tail?
some one needs to try this with diamond.
it would be the hardest thing EVER.
well untill they find a new hard thing.

hmmm what if you made a ball of hard glass,
they use it as a bullet !


and shot it at another piece of hardened glass? Wouldn't that interrupt the space time, continuum?


Thats how you get a big bang!
its about time we re'started the univers.



posted on Apr, 24 2020 @ 04:08 PM
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Great find Gortex.

I hadn't heard of this and that is just neat as hell. Quartz is fairly hard but not so hard as to keep its shape while being struck by a bullet. Truly amazing that this has been around for about 5 Centuries. Chemist don't study very much Physics. We do take at least two traditional Physics courses to get a Chem degree. Since Physical Chem is required to graduate, we get 4 total classes learning Physics formulas and in the really great labs of Academia there are some outstanding instruments the undergrads are allowed to play with and learn from to understand the big picture. Energy means little in chemistry we give it a delta symbol. Physicists calculate that delta Chemist just barely acknowledge in the formulas. They also measure energy releases and absorption. Yet another not needed skill by Chemists. We just need to be sure to intend to add energy to a solution or we could blow up our labs accidentally or cause an acid release or even a shower if we are forgetting to pour acids into water and not the other way around. I think I would like to have been a Physicist now that it is way too late.



If you add water to acid it forms an extremely concentrated solution of acid initially. So much heat is released that the solution may boil very violently, splashing concentrated acid out of the container and all this because the reaction is exothermic. ... So it is always safer to add acid to water, and not water to acid.

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posted on May, 5 2020 @ 10:46 PM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape

It's a very real effect and has a bunch in common with how modern tank armor etc works.



posted on May, 9 2020 @ 05:24 AM
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Doing it the hard way..



posted on May, 10 2020 @ 04:53 AM
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This makes saffron sabbath eyelids bleed



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