Can you hear the shot before it kills you?
April 12, 2011 9:24 AM Subscribe
Hypothetical game of Russian Roulette. Real bullets. Will you hear the shot before it kills you?
Assume the bullet kills you as quickly as it can. Assume the gun is pressed right up against the most optimal killing location on your head. I realize this question is much easier if the gun/victim are far apart.
In general, bullets travel faster than the speed of sound. But are there other variables?
1) Is there a delay in the bullet being propelled down the chamber?
2) I'm assuming the bullet slows down as it enters your head... How quickly can the bullet actually kill you/kill your awareness to sound?
3) Does it take time for your brain to actually register the sound?
I think you would hear the sound...