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Supercalifragilisticex...

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#21 16 years ago

i guess the bullet will puncture the shell... a turtles shell is kinda like schist-like stone if that is the right word for it...




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#22 16 years ago

It could be lucky, and the bullet could ricochet off if it hit at the right angle...

But some turtles (or tortises, whatever) have really thick shells, don't they? Like the ones that live to be over 100 years old?




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#23 16 years ago

What colonel bob said.




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#24 16 years ago

Turtles were originally engineered by dinosaurs to be their armoured divisions in wars. As such, they can withstand anything from a 9mm bullet, to a direct hit from a depleted uranium slug fired from orbit, to a thermonuclear bomb, to a zero-point energy explosion and even an angry woman hitting it with a handbag. Some bigger turtles may have weird-looking notches on the tops of their shells where the dinosaurs would have fitted gun turrets. The dinosaurs took all the bigger turtles with them when they left, but the turtles we have are OK.




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#25 16 years ago

yeah i remeber that to be true...

rofl@ matt :)




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#26 16 years ago
Turtles were originally engineered by dinosaurs to be their armoured divisions in wars. As such, they can withstand anything from a 9mm bullet, to a direct hit from a depleted uranium slug fired from orbit, to a thermonuclear bomb, to a zero-point energy explosion and even an angry woman hitting it with a handbag. Some bigger turtles may have weird-looking notches on the tops of their shells where the dinosaurs would have fitted gun turrets. The dinosaurs took all the bigger turtles with them when they left, but the turtles we have are OK.

:rofl:

You're weird.




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#27 16 years ago

Lol :lol: :giggle:

Yes, it does depend on which turtle it is, how old it is, and what angle the shot came from, etc... I think that the very old tortoises at the Galapagos Islands could block a bullet (with their shell on of course). :p




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#28 16 years ago

i thought turtles have very strong shells that they could go under cars or heavy items as such and pick it up with its back..i saw it on a documentary..and yes they have a super hard shell, and i dont think any one should try and shoot it.




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#29 16 years ago

The only species of this animal whose shell I see having the possibility to deflect a bullet would be one of those giant desert tortoises with a shell over an inch thick.




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#30 16 years ago

It would probably just shatter. I don't think they're made out of steel or anything.