A5_4 Bang Goes that Theory

Anthony Willis, Tom Mansfield, Ian Doggett, Sidak S Kohli


This paper investigates the plausibility of a handgun firing a bullet due to heating it up on a gas stove, as seen in the 2011 film Final Destination 5. We find that for a firing pin made out of steel it would take a temperature change of 2858.8K to cause the firing pin to expand the 0.2cm. We have also found that this temperature could not be attained by a gas stove. 

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