You'll Never Kill Dessert!: Bulletproof "Custard"

July 9, 2010


I know that's not actually custard in the picture, but it IS instant pistachio pudding, which is not only delicious, but may or may not be stab-proof (you slather it on your chest -- I'll get a knife).

British scientists have created a way to make bulletproof vests lighter and less cumbersome.

BAE Systems in the UK fired ball bearing shaped bullets at over 300 meters per second into two test materials: 31 layers of untreated Kevlar and 10 layers of Kevlar combined with its liquid armor. What it found was that the liquid/Kevlar combination was much more effective than Kevlar alone.

While research into liquid armor isn't new, BAE believes that its tests are the first clear evidence that such material could protect soldiers from bullets and shrapnel. It also thinks that the liquid could make body armor much more comfortable to wear, as the amount of material required to offer decent protection is much reduced.

I didn't bother reading any of that, but I did just make some crème brûlée body armor. Haha, what do you mean, "I don't think that's what they had in mind?" SHUT UP AND SHOOT ME, SISSYBOY!

Liquid armour 'can stop bullets' [bbcnews] (with video)
Scientists Develop "Bulletproof Custard" [escapistmagazine]

Thanks to The Eagle, who will one day rise again from the ashes. No? That's not you? Oh.

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