History Main / HyperDestructiveBouncingBall

10th Jun '16 12:16:19 AM gewunomox
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu99_ulxyFI "The Boxer"]] by TheChemicalBrothers has this as its main focus. That thing just ''will not die''.

to:

* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu99_ulxyFI "The Boxer"]] by TheChemicalBrothers Music/TheChemicalBrothers has this as its main focus. That thing just ''will not die''.
5th Jun '16 11:12:45 AM StFan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


%% * Various mobs have a method of execution which employs this principle. If you shoot someone behind the ear with a low caliber bullet, it will bounce around inside their skull eating it up like VideoGame/{{Pac-Man}}. It has been inspired by the hunting practice of firing low caliber bullets, like .22LR or .17HMR, at very high velocities against small game with precious furs, to kill without an exit wound and avoid staining of the fur with blood.

to:

%% * Various mobs have a method of execution which employs this principle. If you shoot someone behind the ear with a low caliber bullet, it will bounce around inside their skull eating it up like VideoGame/{{Pac-Man}}.VideoGame/PacMan. It has been inspired by the hunting practice of firing low caliber bullets, like .22LR or .17HMR, at very high velocities against small game with precious furs, to kill without an exit wound and avoid staining of the fur with blood.
28th May '16 1:45:47 PM hoodiecrow
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** The M3 tank produced by the US as an interim measure until the M4 was ready for production had a serious flaw: its armor was riveted together rather than cast or welded. A hit by an armor-piercing round that didn't penetrate, or a sufficiently strong explosion near the tank, would cause the rivets to pop out and massacre the crew. One nickname for the tank was "a coffin for six/seven brothers" (different versions had different numbers of crew members).

to:

** The M3 tank produced by the US as an interim measure until the M4 was ready for production had a serious flaw: its armor was riveted together rather than cast or welded. A hit by an armor-piercing round that didn't penetrate, or a sufficiently strong explosion near the tank, would cause the rivets to pop out out, bounce around, and massacre the crew. One nickname for the tank was "a coffin for six/seven brothers" (different versions had different numbers of crew members).
28th May '16 1:44:42 PM hoodiecrow
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** The M3 tank produced by the US as an interim measure until the M4 was ready for production had a serious flaw: its armor was riveted together rather than cast or welded. A hit by an armor-piercing round that didn't penetrate, or a sufficiently strong explosion near the tank, would cause the rivets to pop out and massacre the crew. One nickname for the tank was "a coffin for six/seven brothers" (different versions had different numbers of crew members).
6th Jan '16 5:21:43 PM Wuz
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The Wiki/SCPFoundation has [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-018 SCP-018]], a 6cm red ball that, in a standing affront to the laws of thermodynamics, can bounce with 200% efficiency. A normal bouncing ball put through [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-914 SCP-914]] on "Very Fine" also has this property. The former caused 5 civilian injuries and is currently sitting in a tank of goo, while the latter caused 45 casualties upon being dropped and is currently thought to be orbiting Mars.

to:

* The Wiki/SCPFoundation has [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-018 SCP-018]], a 6cm red ball that, in a standing affront to the laws of thermodynamics, can bounce with 200% efficiency. A normal bouncing ball put through [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-914 SCP-914]] on "Fine" and "Very Fine" settings ''thrice'' also has this property. The former caused 5 civilian injuries and is currently sitting in a tank of goo, while the latter caused 45 casualties upon being dropped and is currently thought to be orbiting Mars.
9th Dec '15 4:48:55 AM StClair
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Of course, of some primary concern is the fact that the "softer objects" inside an armored vehicle often includes the crew, and the typically very cramped conditions inside said vehicles.
** RealLife [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7.92mm_DS 7.92x107mm ammo]] devised by the [[PolesWithPoleaxes Polish Army]] just before WorldWarII was designed for this: flatten upon impact to light armor used in tanks of the time and spall a chunk (or more) of armor to ricochet inside and [[{{Squick}} cut the crew to pieces]]. It was very efficient against thin, 15-20mm or so armor of early WorldWarII tanks, but after 1943 it became obsolete.

to:

** Of course, of some primary concern is the fact that the "softer objects" inside an armored vehicle often includes the crew, and the typically very cramped conditions inside said vehicles.
vehicles...
** RealLife [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7.92mm_DS 7.92x107mm ammo]] devised by the [[PolesWithPoleaxes Polish Army]] just before WorldWarII was designed for this: flatten upon impact to light armor used in tanks of the time and spall a chunk (or more) one or more chunks of armor off the inside to ricochet inside around and [[{{Squick}} cut the crew to pieces]]. It was very efficient against the thin, 15-20mm or so armor of early WorldWarII tanks, but after 1943 it became obsolete.obsolete. More recently, anti-tank ammo using the same principle has come back into vogue.



* Allegedly. In actuality they tend to simply enter the brain and stay there, a lack of an exit wound making them less messy. People are literally empty-headed, after all.

to:

* %%** Allegedly. In actuality they tend to simply enter the brain and stay there, a lack of an exit wound making them less messy. People are literally empty-headed, after all.
27th Nov '15 11:36:07 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''{{Warehouse13}}'' featured a pair of croquet balls with this property.

to:

* ''{{Warehouse13}}'' ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' featured a pair of croquet balls with this property.



* [[SaturdayNightLive Happy Fun Ball]] may suddenly accelerate to dangerous speeds.

to:

* [[SaturdayNightLive [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Happy Fun Ball]] may suddenly accelerate to dangerous speeds.
29th Sep '15 4:36:12 AM Sabrewing
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* The ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'' series has the Bouncer weapon, a gun which shoots out a large bomb that, once it explodes, dispenses even more bomblets. Leveling it up increases the size and power of all the involved bombs, and they have a slight homing property as well.
20th Sep '15 11:24:52 PM REV6Pilot
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Confuse it with HappyFunBall at your peril. There's also a [[FollowTheBouncingBall safer version]] for sing-alongs. Also see BouncingBattler, when a character ''becomes'' one of these to fight foes.

to:

Confuse it with HappyFunBall at your peril. There's also a [[FollowTheBouncingBall safer version]] for sing-alongs. Also see BouncingBattler, when a character ''becomes'' one of these to fight foes.
foes. A ReflectingLaser can be this.
28th Aug '15 12:37:45 AM fourshade
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Anyone who has owned a toy bouncy ball (also known as a ''Super Ball'') knows why you shouldn't let children play with them in the house. These innocuous little rubber balls are so elastic that they barely slow down at all when they bounce. It's only a matter of time before one of the little geniuses throws it against the floor as hard as he can, and it's going to ricochet off of every surface in the house until it inevitably breaks something.
This list shows the last 10 events of 178. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.HyperDestructiveBouncingBall