It’s Superboy

I just have to call BULLSHIT on this!

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,525992,00.html

Ok, so I like guns.  Small ones, big ones, fast ones, and stupid fast ones.  What caught my eye was the title of this story.  30,000 miles per fucking hour! and all it did was leave a three inch wound on this little snots hand.  Right.  Sure.  Ok….  Let’s do some comparisons.

Let’s just drop all the talk about kinetic energy (which happens to be Ke=1/2MV^2) and focus on the velocities.  IIRC, I used to load my 30-06 for 2700fps.  Converting that, you get a velocity of 1841 miles per hour.  An ’06 is slightly faster and more dangerous than a 7.62mm (.308 Win) round.  Puts a big hole in just about any human I;ve ever heard of outside of a comic book.  And not even 2000mph.  The fastest factory round I know of, and one I personally reload, is the .220 Swift.  This puppy comes out of the pipe at just under 4000 feet per second.  That’s right, almost a mile per second.  Run the numbers and you get 2727 miles per hour.  Busting one of these on a groundhog at 500 yards is almost instantaneous.  PowWhump.  Just about that quick, but still WAY slower than 30,000 miles per fucking hour.  BTW, 30K mph is Mach 39.4.

I’d bet that if we did take into account the kinetic energy of this meteorite, travelling at nearly 40 times the speed of sound, it would not have just bounced off this little liars hand.  It would have taken his hand (and arm, maybe part of his shoulder) off and left a much bigger crater than it did.

And speaking of the crater, lets assume the media is full of shit (or at the very least grossly inaccurate) and lets throw out the whole velocity issue altogether.  None of my rifles leaves that big of a hole in the ground, but at the same time all of them would put a serious ass whoopin on this kid.  BooBoo on hand < crater on ground?  Maybe this little pudknocker is a comic book mutant, or he lives in Smallville, neither of which holds water.

BS I say.  Off with his head!  Might have to use the “laser” though.

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