a message from Anonymous
Providing it’s an instant kill, I won’t get into the topics—distance, type of gun, size of bullet, parts of the brain, etc—that would make this more complicated than necessary. I looked around online, and I have to say no. The brain would not have enough time to process pain before the bullet kills the person. Although there is still debate about this, signal for pain can travel anywhere from 0.5 m/s to 40 m/s depending on the nerve fiber. A common handgun, like a Glock 19 (with 9x19mm Parabellum), can shoot a bullet between 300 m/s and 400 m/s depending on the ammunition.
- Pleasure and Pain - thebrain.mcgill.ca
- How does the pain signal reach the brain? - macalester.edu
- Pain and How You Sense It - mydr.com.au
- How We Feel Pain - pain.about.com
- Giz Explains: What Happens when You Get Shot in the Head - kotaku.com
- Where’s the best place to take a bullet if you get shot? - howstuffworks.com
- Gunshot Injuries - patient.co.uk
Again, I’m terribly sorry for the long wait!
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Cate Talks Moffat
Because I have a ton of writing to do for NaNo, and because I just so happen to have a lot of feelings about Doctor Who, I’ve decided to compile a list of things about Moffat Who that deeply bother me. There are spoilers for the 50th, so if you haven’t seen it yet… well first of all, go watch it. And then come back when you have been properly and thoroughly frustrated by it.
I shouldn’t have to say this, but apparently I do: just because I have a lot of problems with Steven Moffat’s writing does not mean I think everything he’s ever done is stinky. This is not a personal attack on the man himself, this is about someone who is running a show I love into the ground.