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Bone Bullet

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Can we compress ground up pig bone, or human bone, into a bullet shape? We could then shoot [edit]people[/edit] and the bone bullet would shatter inside the body and appear to be bone from the victim, hiding the evidence.
boogalooShrimp, Jan 09 2007

Peeps http://www.marshmallowpeeps.com/
My eternal gratitude is due to [jutta] for informing me as to the nature of a peep. [angel, Jan 09 2007]

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       Good idea, although DNA and other testing would reveal the presence of non-authentic bone. I'm not sure if it would fool anyone; a bullet wound looks a hell of a lot like a bullet wound.   

       Not sure why we want to shoot peeps however.
Custardguts, Jan 09 2007
  

       [Custardguts]: See link for several good reasons.
angel, Jan 09 2007
  

       I've seen the link, and I have the urge to shoot "peeps" as well. But a bone bullet (henceforth referred to as "boner") would be too brittle to withstand both the acceleration of being shot and to adjust to the grooves inside the barrel without crumbling back to bone powder. You would have to add glue to the boner to make it more elastic and resilient, and glue would be detectable as a foreign substance. Except if you're shooting marshmallow peeps, in which case nobody would notice, since the contents (probably) already are glue, sugar and powdered bone.
Veho, Jan 09 2007
  

       For this to work, the peep would have to be captured and a boner surgically removed from a leg bone (though I’m not sure if peeps have leg bones, or even bones, for that matter). Then the peep would have to be shot in exactly the same location, so that the boner filled the hole.
ldischler, Jan 09 2007
  

       Peeps are almost entirely sugar and bone (in the form of gelatin).   

       Perhaps it would be better to develop a gun that shoots peeps.
Galbinus_Caeli, Jan 09 2007
  

       //a gun that shoots peeps//

In the sense of 'a gun that shoots bullets or 'a gun that shoots targets'?
angel, Jan 09 2007
  

       Option A. A gun that is loaded with peeps.
Galbinus_Caeli, Jan 09 2007
  
      
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