Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Custard missile.

Here is a conversation we were having today. A custard safety missile. If you hit custard powder hard enough it will explode so it is possible to create a missile using Custard powder. But what better way but have it tipped with a custard warhead. Custard is a non-Newtonian fluid. Meaning that it is soft to a little pressure and hard to a lot of pressure. If you filled a swimming pool with custard. You could not walk across is but you could run across it. So how to use this as a missile. If you dropped the missile on your foot the pressure created is probably not enough to detonate the custard powder as the custard powder would be soft at that energy. But if you dropped it from a plane and the pressure on the custard would make it hard hitting the powder hard. BOOM.

One interesting idea is custard speed bumps. Hit them at 50 mph it feels like a speed bump. Hit is at 20 mph and it feels like a puddle. But that one is not my idea.

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