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This is dangerous - don't build it. Really, don't. (Photo from http://www.spudgundepot.com/combustion.html)
Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Are potato cannons dangerous? You bet they are, and researchers prove it

What happens when you fire some illegal potato cannons which use ignited hair spray as propellant, and study the velocity, impulse, kinetic energy and energy density? Dangerous mayhem, scientifically confirmed:

All tst shots far exceeded the critical BC (head) value which corresponds to a 50% risk of skull fracture. The risk of injury with regard to chest impacts was similar.

I must admit, the 15-year-old in me says "cool!" An example of why males have shorter lifespans than females.

I learned about this research from the ever-wonderful Improbable.com blog. There's no NH angle. It's just cool.

For potential head impacts, all test shots far exceeded the critical BC (head) value which corresponds to a 50% risk of skull fracture. The risk of injury with regard to chest impacts was similar.” - See more at: http://www.improbable.com/2013/12/04/ballistic-potatoes-the-dangers/#sthash.vCR7jCTm.dpuf
For potential head impacts, all test shots far exceeded the critical BC (head) value which corresponds to a 50% risk of skull fracture. The risk of injury with regard to chest impacts was similar.” - See more at: http://www.improbable.com/2013/12/04/ballistic-potatoes-the-dangers/#sthash.vCR7jCTm.dpuf
For potential head impacts, all test shots far exceeded the critical BC (head) value which corresponds to a 50% risk of skull fracture. The risk of injury with regard to chest impacts was similar.” - See more at: http://www.improbable.com/2013/12/04/ballistic-potatoes-the-dangers/#sthash.vCR7jCTm.dpuf</</