How many water-filled balloons does it take to stop a bullet ?

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+3 1. ChiselJersey commented 7 years ago

Don't know why, but I say 17. Now let's look.
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+4 2. ughlah commented 7 years ago

I'd guess less, maybe 7.
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+6 3. smi commented 7 years ago

I say 4. But then again this wasn't a guess. I watched first >:)
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+1 4. gpullen commented 7 years ago

Im gonna guess, four.
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+1 5. Judge-Jake commented 7 years ago

4 for me and for the reason the guy said. >:) DOH!
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+7 6. Sitef commented 7 years ago

So I need at least 4 people infront of me to be save ! >:)
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+12 7. dushan commented 7 years ago

#6 or one average american :D
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+3 8. heng commented 7 years ago

important information, about 55sec in:
"Magnum, .44, Dirty Harry..."

haven't watched further...
I say... uh... 5.

Edit: watched it, the slow mo is cool!
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+7 9. kirkelicious commented 7 years ago

Depends on the size of the balloons and the velocity/shape/mass/density/strength of the bullet i'd say. :)
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+3 10. cameramaster commented 7 years ago

The next thing you'll read in the papers is that ISIS guys are wandering around carrying lots of water filled balloons...at least it'll make them easier to spot ;-)
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+3 11. BrahmaBull commented 7 years ago

Reminds me of an episode of mythbusters where they tested how far under water you'd have to be to be safe from bullets. Not very far as it turned out. The faster the bullet the shorter it would go in the water.
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+1 12. fjwjr commented 7 years ago

I guessed 4! Where's my prize?
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+2 13. Thanny commented 7 years ago

I guessed 4-5 based on the MythBusters show and my estimate of where the .44 fit between the guns they tested.
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+4 14. huldu commented 7 years ago

#13 Same here. The faster the projectile travels the less amount of water it will be able to pass through and just explode on impact. Thanks mythbusters! Would have been interesting if they would have fired a Barrett M82 and see if it would even made it past the first balloon without shattering.
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+1 15. sux2bu commented 7 years ago

#14 Here you go...and you are correct. :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvSTuLIjRm8
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+2 16. Granko commented 7 years ago

I assume 9mm would get more of them... I'd try right away but I don't have baloons... Wait, I could you condoms, couldn't I?
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0 17. SquidCap commented 7 years ago

7 and of course "Your comment is to short. Please go back and make it a bit longer." Of course i saw the real answer while scrolling back up to the video.. Water is incompressible, the more speed you use, the more "solid" it acts (not really a solid of course..).