This is a video from Demolition Ranch demonstrating what happens to a shotgun if a carrot is stuffed down the barrel before firing, a la Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd. In the cartoon, the shotgun always blows up in Elmer's face. In real life, the shotgun still fires and hits its target (in this case a frozen turkey), but destroys the end of its own barrel in the process. So there you have it, if you thought the shotgun would actually blow up in Elmer's face, congratulations, you believed a cartoon. I feel like I was lied to.
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Thanks to Tam, who wants to see what would happen in real life if Elmer stuck his shotgun down a rabbit hole then Bugs Bunny bent it around so it came out a hole behind Elmer, pointed at his ass.