Originally Posted by PmpDaddyRobFord
Originally Posted by John2st
I always thought the velocity of the bullet out of the gun going up, has the same velocity on the way down. so the speed of the bullet going out would be the same speed coming down once it hits the ground
won't have the same velocity going down because it'll just be falling and wasn't projectiled out and doesn't have any extra force. with it just normally falling you have to think about its weight and the friction from air. it isn't going to kill ****
Plenty of people have died from getting hit in the head from bullets falling back down from being fired into the air. In the imaginary situation where a bullet is fired perfectly straight up (almost impossible for a person to do), the maximum speed it can achieve terminal velocity and the impact will be non-lethal. However bullets are typically fired at some sort of angle, and are able to maintain a much more lethal speed upon impact. In the actual episode the experiment received the myth busted, plausible, and confirmed status.
I think you guys are confusing this myth with the other myth that dropping a penny from the empire state building will kill someone...........