Why you can’t shoot a gun underwater: Watch researcher fire weapon at HIMSELF in terrifying physics experiment
A physicist pulled the trigger of a gun on himself and lived to tell about it – all in the name of TV.
Andreas Wahl wanted to see what happens when a gun is shot off underwater and used himself as the test subject.
Although the gun worked just like it would on the surface, the bullet sank before hitting the halfway point due to the intense resistance in the water.
The bullet burst out of the barrel with the same power it would if it was above the water and since the camera is underwater, viewers heard the same loud boom.
Water bubbles followed behind the bullet as it sped towards Wahl, but momentum was lost before it reached the halfway point and gracefully sunk to the bottom.
‘It’s harder to create movement in water than in air, because water molecules are closer together than air molecules’, according to Wahl’s YouTube video.
Wahl dived under the water and brought the bullet back up to the surface, holding it high above his head like a trophy.
This isn’t the first death defying experiment Wahl has done.
He has soaked himself in water before trying to roast himself in a fire.
And another one where he was trying to prove the laws of physics by falling from a great height using a weight and a thin piece of rope.