Can a mercury bullet actually be made to fire?

Well it was done by one daring YouTuber.

Check out what happens when you shoot a mercury bullet.

Whether you call it mercury or quicksilver you know the normally liquid metal is highly toxic. So how would you make it solid to shoot it as a bullet? How would you contain the hazardous mess?

Well YouTuber CodysLab decided to take on the challenge of a mercury bullet. He built a backstop to contain the fragmenting mercury bullets. He then cast the mercury from a bullet mold using freezing to solidify the liquid metal. He then fired it with quite interesting results.


Are mercury bullets feasible? No not really but it certainly was an interesting experiment. Never try this dangerous and lasting toxic stunt at home though. Your family will certainly not approve.

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