COMIC Can a body stop a bomb from destroying everything else?

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  1. HoldEmRules

    HoldEmRules New Member

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    Was reading the World of Warcraft comics and one of the characters leaps on a bomb and uses his own body to take the impact of the bomb.

    Is this possible in real life? Your own body cushioning the entire impact of the bomb, with nothing else being destroyed?

    I seem to recall some soldier in Iraq doing the same? Shouldn't the bomb just blow through his body and destroy everything else?
     
  2. THE LIOG

    THE LIOG EVVVVVVVVEERRYYOONNNNNNNE EEEEE

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    grenade yes
    IED prolly

    high explosive, no chance
     
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    THE LIOG EVVVVVVVVEERRYYOONNNNNNNE EEEEE

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    also :wtf: WOW comics you fucking fgt
     
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    where is this WoW comics you talk of?
     
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    Depends on the total mass of the person jumping on the bomb and yield of the bomb. You'll do even better if you have on some body armor when you dive on top of that bomb. Personally, if I ever had to do it to save someone's ass I'd throw my kevlar on top of the grenade first and then my body (the concussive impact would still probably put me in shock even if the helmet contains the shrapnel and I were to survive)
     
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    DC does them, no?
     
  8. CabbieNamedAxel

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    I buy them. Pretty good read, I always enjoyed the Warcraft Lore, and this is a side story within the WoW timeline. It's a total "Gladiator" (the russel crowe movie) story, but I like it. They just had Onyxia take on the king of Stormwind.
     
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    Yeah, it's possible on a frag grenade.... bomb? Not so much.
     
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    my grandfather jumped on a nuke in nam, saved his whole plattoon. they gave him a medal.
     
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    He meant a microwave oven. Back then they just started calling it "nuking" your food. Those things were pretty dangerous initially - leaky (poor faraday cage designs, seals would fail early, etc).
     
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    its the truth he talks to me about it ever time i see him. crazy old guy. nam was hell! he screams.. lol
     
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    my grandfather kicked your grandfather's ass
     
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    my grandfather was a nuke and jumped on himself to keep himself from blowing up
     
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    i told my grandpa what you guys said about how he was lying and he went on a rant.

    "I lost both my arms when I jumped on that bomb. Blew right out of there sockets. Saved all the guys in my plattoon, Patton too by doing that and you say this crap to me. "

    The he grabs me and punches my in the balls. They don't make ppl like that anymore.
     
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    Hello Petrelli :)
     
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