Can your T Shirt stop a bullet?


New design:

The plain white T-shirts are dipped into a boron solution, then heated in an oven at more than 1000C, which changes the cotton fibres into carbon fibres.  The carbon fibres react with the boron solution and produce boron carbide – the same material used to make bulletproof plates in armoured vests.

The resulting material was stiffer than the original cotton tee, but still flexible enough to be worn as such.

Which only leaves the head, neck, arms and legs.

5 comments for “Can your T Shirt stop a bullet?

  1. April 14, 2010 at 21:04

    I think I will just try and keep out of the way of bullets, probably safer in the long run 😉

  2. April 14, 2010 at 21:49

    Can you T-shirt stop a bullet?

    No, but does your chewing gum lose its flavour on the bedpost overnight?

  3. April 15, 2010 at 11:15

    Plus a really vital part of the anatomy.

  4. April 15, 2010 at 12:44

    I’d be happier if a different t shirt stopped a bullet

  5. April 16, 2010 at 13:32

    Sounds like an allergen to me.

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