Author: R.L. Horn Date: Feb 8, 2008 04:40
On Tue, 5 Feb 2008 12:05:49 +0000 (UTC), Bluehawk99 aol.com>
## What is the important �element? Size of the bullet? Shape? Speed of
## the bullet?
# More likely the amount of the explosive charge placed in the fruit.
That was my thought before I watched the video, but I didn't see any
evidence of it. The apple, in particular, showed that absolutely classic
Edgerton ejecta pattern before it came apart completely. And it looked like
a pretty small watermelon (maybe one of those thin-skinned "personal size"
melons the local grocer likes to sell for 5 bucks apiece).
I think the results would have been even more spectacular with an expanding
bullet. Note that the bullet just passes through the water bottle and keeps
# This same hoax came about a few years ago in a TV news report showing
# an AK blowing up a watermelon or some such thing with FMJ ammo. Of
# course the melon had an explosive charge imbedded in it