Thursday, September 17, 2009


Here is a picture of "two bullets". One bullet is a genuine lead bullet as certified to be from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania during the time of the Civil War. The other "bullet" is a "silver bullet Coors Light beer can full of Coors Light beer in a cold activated can.

Both these bullets can be lethal if you don't watch out. The lead bullet can kill you by tearing a hole in your body when fired from a gun and traveling at a high velocity. The Coors "silver bullet" is generally less of a risk to life and limb than the lead bullet. However, if given the choice some times it would be less harmful to be hit with the lead bullet than the "silver bullet." For example, if you were walking down the street would you rather be hit it the head by a bullet thrown by someone from a car or by a full can of unopened beer thrown by that same person? In this example I would choose the lead bullet as long as the bullet didn't smack me right in the eye or didn't go right down my throat if I happened to be yawning at that precise instant.

Yes, in this world mass and velocity have a great influence and a deadly lead bullet sometimes is less of a risk than a bigger and heavier object. Food for thought or in this case beer for drinking.