You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #115: "trunk... brains and skull" Explain the rearward ejecta in this high speed photograph. [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-22-08 09:25 PM
Response to Reply #34
115. "trunk... brains and skull" Explain the rearward ejecta in this high speed photograph.
Edited on Sat Nov-22-08 09:32 PM by cherokeeprogressive
It's a picture of a bullet piercing a pear. Notice the ejecta moving AGAINST the direction of the bullet. How would you explain this?

Let me start by saying that I'm not the sharpest bulb in the shed, nor am I the brightest knife on the board. I'm going on what I believe I learned in the short time I attended public schools. I can assure you; at no time did I attend a class while I was there that would prepare me for the kind of physics needed to determine a bullet's path, or anything of the sort.

The picture below shows a bullet passing through a pear, from right to left. Notice the bullet exiting the pear on the left. Notice the ejecta moving in the opposite direction of the path of the bullet at the point of impact. How to explain that? I'll try. Let me reiterate: this is my uneducated guess about President Kennedy's wounds, and why there was skull and brain on the trunk after was hit by the last shot. I say last because I believe the shot that went through his throat would probaby have been fatal by the time he got to Parkland, had he been missed by the rest. But I digress.

When the bullet contacts the pear, it must first pass through that part which protects the meat inside, the skin. Let's stipulate that the bullet penetrates the skin of the pear, and leaves a hole no larger than its diameter. A bullet traveling at high speed doesn't just bring with it kinetic energy. It also brings with it anything it can drag along due to the vacuum created behind it. NASCAR fans know this to be "drafting". The bullet brings air. Lots of it, when you think about how narrow the path of the bullet is, like blowing through a straw. So the bullet hits the pear, and inside the skin the pressure increases at a very fast rate, so much so that finally the skin can no longer contain it. Where is the place that pressure is released? Would it be at the point of least resistance? Such as at the hole created when the projectile entered this closed space? My guess is probably, yeah, that's where it gets out, hence the ejecta at the point of entry, moving in the opposite direction of the projectile.

Now you either agree with my hypothesis in the preceding paragraph or not. But if you do, that explains the presence of skull and brain matter on the trunk of the limosine. If not, then explain why the pear ejects matter in the direction of the bullet's travel, and why a skull would not.

Updated to include forgotten link!

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC