# Is a phone book Bulletproof?

## Is a phone book Bulletproof?

Filling the cavities of a car’s doors with phone books will make the car bulletproof. However, the more powerful deer slug shotgun rounds and the M14 assault rifle were able to pierce the door and the phonebooks easily. Since the phonebooks could not stop all of the bullets, the myth was declared busted.

When Adam and Jamie were trying to pull the phone books apart using the pull ropes and their own strength How much force did they subject the books to?

In this case, both Jamie and Adam would pull 320 lbs and the wall would pull the other way with 640 lbs of force. In the show, the MythBusters tried pulling the phone books apart with two cars pulling in opposite directions. They recorded a force of 4800 lbs.

### How are the two phone books being held together?

It turns out that when you try to pull the two books apart, the interleaved pages in the middle get squished together harder—this increases the normal force between them, thereby increasing overall friction. This means that the harder you pull, the higher the friction, and the harder the pages are to pull apart!

Why is two interleaved books so hard to separate?

Friction. The force of friction acting on the pages is a major reason that pulling the books apart is so difficult. The fact that the pages of two phone books are interleaved means that friction as well as weight is preventing them from being separated.

#### Would a Bible stop a bullet?

If not for the Bible, the bullets would have gone right through his heart. Rickey Wagoner, 49, was shot three times at point-blank range and stabbed in the arm, but survived because both bullets aimed at his chest were stopped by a New Testament devotional Bible in his front pocket, according to WHIO.

Would a book stop a bullet?

The results, according to KTUL News: Two books stopped a handgun fired at close range, and three stopped a round fired from an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle. 50-caliber rounds into stacks of paper. Surprisingly enough, two sets of five reams of paper — that’s 5,000 sheets in total — weren’t enough to stop the a .

## Can you lift a car with two phone books?

Summary: Astonishingly, it turns out to be practically impossible to separate two interleaved phone books by pulling on their spines, however much force is applied. It is even possible to suspend a car from them.

How do you rip a page out of a book cleanly?

Carefully pull the spine away from the book pages. Use a set of tweezers to carefully pull them out. Continue pulling them until there are no more threads in the spine. If you pull all of the threads, the pages should start to come loose.