Can 50,000 Magnets Catch A Cannon Ball? (2023)



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- Today we're gonna test multiple different ways to stop a cannon.

We're, gonna try magnets.


A bulletproof, vest., A, mannequin., We, put some baseballs in the cannon.

And we put some gloves on the people.

Need, I say, more?, Do, you think this is the first time a baseball's ever been fired from a cannon? - Can't be.

- Hey, Chandler.

What's that? - Made.

You look.

- Whoa.

The legs are standing here.

- Did the glove, catch it? - No way.

- I very much doubt.

- Did.

The gloves croak? - Did.

It go through the glove? - Kind of broke it.

- Dude, wow.

- Found a baseball.

- Oh, wow.

- Oh, there.

It is.

- Wait.

- Oh, there.

It is.

- Oh.

My goodness.

- It's still perfect.

Hold, on., Let's see.

- That is a crispy baseball.

- Is that what it smells.

Like? Popcorn? - It smells terrible.

- Is that what popcorn? - Ooh, man, that smells bad.

Smell it.

- This is legit, real bulletproof, glass., I'm, actually, curious if it'll stop this cannon.

- You don't think that the bulletproof glass can take a cannonball? - No, it's, a cannon.

- But.

You think so? - Oh, it's coming back., It's, right? There., It's, right, there! - Whoa.


- Yo, the bulletproof glass beat the cannonball.

Dude, here's.

The cannonball.

- So I'm, confused., Why, didn't, Blackbeard just have bulletproof glass? - I know, right? - Easy.

- They're watching the slow-mo, guys.


- Oh, damn.

- Oh.

My god.

That makes you, like, jump.

It's coming right at you.

- I love it.

- Bulletproof glass can stop a cannon, but can a bulletproof vest? Let's say, you become a cop one night and a guy robs a convenience store And.

He comes out with a cannon.


Your vest gonna protect you? I will answer that.

Well, by me, I mean, Brandon.

- I'm just here for the ride.

- We will answer it together.

'cause we're, a power couple.

- Whoa.

- Wow.

- How many? - Oh.

My gosh.


We caught three.

- Dang.

- Look at this beauty.


You had a chest made outta steel.

You'd be fine.

- It's a Cardinal feather.

- That's a leaf.

- The state bird.

- That's a leaf.

- That's a leaf, dude.

- Just.

Let him.

Let him.

- You know.

They only come around once a year.

- Yeah.

They do.

Eat it and I'll give you a thousand dollars.

- What'd.

You say? - Nevermind.

- Guys, we're going hot.

- We're going hot., I'm ready.

- You ready.


You are ready.

- Hey Chandler, high five.

High five.

- Oh.

You missed it.

- Oh, wow.

- Oh, that was beautiful.

- Oh, it's beautiful.

- Good thing we got all this biodegradable confetti.

- This right here is Manny and he's, very self-conscious of the fact that he can't grow hair.

- Baldy.

- It makes him- Chandler.


Talk about him., He said, he's, self-conscious.

- Stop being a bully.

So to make him feel better, we're gonna take this wig, we're gonna cram it in the cannon and then we're gonna put a lot of that black powder stuff and then we're gonna shoot it as his head.

And, hopefully that allows him to feel more confident in his own skin.

- You look like the dude off of "iRobot," honestly., You know, Will Smith? - Ah.

- Well, well, well, boys., We, meet again.

- Going hot! - Oh, going hot, guys., Going, hot.

- Oh.

- Look at that sexy.


- All right, let's do it.


- Oh.

My god.

- Wow.



My god.

- That was the wig.

- I did not expect that to happen.

- Dude, right in the chest.

Look at that.

- He's just got an eye, left., That's, it.

- Well, where's that GoPro, though? Oh, it's still working.

- No way.

- Let me see.

- Yes.

- Hit it with the cannon.

This is for all you people who ever lost money to a ven- I got revenge.



If a vending machine ever steals money from you, hit it with a cannonball.

Your, vending machine, didn't work., I accidentally broke it., I'm gonna clean it up and take care of it.

Okay? - You sure? - Yeah.

- Appreciate it.

It's, not starting.


It up as well.

All, right, boys.

We're gonna show this car who's boss.

- Fire.

It up.

- Go.



- Oh, my.

- That was kind of cool.

- Yeah, that was pretty dope.

- I got one more! - No.


- I got one more!, One more.

- That's way, too much.

That's way, too much.

- Who's cannon made the most amount of damage? - Mine.

- Chandler, is this, is this your cannon? You really yeeted.

The yeet cannon.

- Mine went all the way through it.

- My cannonball is right.

Here, bro.

- That's your cannonball? - Yeah.

- It didn't, even make it to the car.

- It hit the door.

- Oh.

My gosh.

You, can't even.

You can't even get in this.

Passenger, door., Look at this.

- That's dope.

- It really can stop bullets.

- We got a exit wound.

- Dude.

- I like that.

- It just literally- - Look.

You can see right there where it went through.

- Yeah.

Yeah., Yeah.


- Okay, Jimmy.


Little bit, high., Okay, Jimmy.

- Now we're gonna see if a Lego wall can stop a cannonball.

- Let's do this.

Cannon guys, ready.

- You just fire cannons and look hot.

- Yeah.

- Just.

Take your shirt off.

Why don't you? - Ooh! - Tell him to wait.

- Oh! Oh.

My god.

I can see the actual ball on this.

- There.

It is.

- Ooh! - Right through.

Right in the GoPro.

- It just clipped the top.

- Just clipped it.

- Very nice.

- That's gonna look good on the GoPro.

Or, not., We'll, see, right, here.

- I've been struggling with cell phone service.

So we're gonna see if shooting it at a wall out of a cannon fixes that., Get, it, sexy, boy., All, right., Good, timing.

- Did.

It go over? - Wow.


It didn't.

It, just annihilated it.

- It's, literally in there.

- Are.

You serious? - Wow.

- Wow.

- I bet it still works.

- Phone-ski.

- Is.

It hot? - Nokia.

The unburnt.

- Hey, dad.



It works.




This is a fridge.

This is a cannon.

This is alphabet numbers and letters.

- Alphabet numbers and letters? Isn't.

The alphabet letters? - This is very special to me.

I, love this.

- You write mine? - What.

If it spelled something on the fridge? - It burned.

A O on it.

No, an A.

What? - Hey, the A.

- And a U - And a E.

Look, a E.

- Guys, if your alphabet magnets aren't working just shoot 'em with a cannon.


The new game plan.

This is a cannon.

It's about this wide.

That wide fits right? There., So, we're gonna slide that cannon in here.


It work, Brandon? - We're doing what? - Oh fuck.

- We need a third.

- Oh.

My gosh.

- We need a third.

- You got it.

- Oh.


- Oh.

- What is this, Chandler? - A cannon.

- And.

What is it inside of? - A cannon.

- Cannon.

- We have no idea? What's gonna happen.

Like, this literally might explode.

- Might? - Probably will explode.

- So.

We should back away.


A lot away.

- This is so dangerous that we're actually sitting in a U-Haul and watching it through these mirrors.

- All right.


Our front row seat viewers.

- Fuse is lit.

- Oh, wow.

Fuse is lit.

- We can't find the cannon.

- Yo, where did the cannon go? - Oh,? My goodness.

- The cannon, like, disappeared.


You've got to be kidding.


- All the way over here.

- How many yards, do y'all think that is? - At least three.

- I think it's, three, plus, uh, 25.

- Twenty.

So 20.

- Dude.

That is the cannon right? Here., And that's, where we shot it out.

- Oh.

My God.

- We have 50,000 magnets, a watermelon, and a cannon.

So yeah, we're gonna see if these 50,000 magnets can catch a cannonball, mid-air., So, here's, Big Chungus.

And this is a 40 pound.

Cannonball., I'm, scared., I, don't, wanna break it.

- And.

You give it to Chandler? - He's already broken.

Half the stuff.

- Oh, God.

- The oven is ready.

- All right.

It's, good., Fire, it.

- I'm excited.

I like cannons.

- We're about to shoot the cannon.

It's fin to bust.

- Dude, Torique's so scared, right? Now., Look at Torique.

- Why am I doing this? - Fire in the hole! - Going hot! - Oh, boy.

- I'm terrified.

- I'm scared.

- Oh, man! - Did.

We hit it? - It did not stop it.

- The watermelon.

And the magnets couldn't stop.


What? Let's get a closer look.


You like having a cannon ram through you? Yes., The, 50,000 magnets didn't catch it outta.

The cannon.

So, maybe if I throw it slower, it will.

- It got one.


- Got it.

- Oh, Jesus.

- Chandler, your turn.

- Are.

You sure? - Yes.

- Unleash it.

- One.

- No holding back.

- Use more than 1% of your power.

- 2%.

- Man.

You left an actual dent.

Don't underestimate dumb strength.

- You see that? - Hey, Logan Paul, at me.

- What is it? - Chandler's left a dent and yours didn't.


Can 20000 magnets catch a bullet mid air? ›

Still, the video continued to remain available online. The video concluded that 20,000 magnets cannot stop a bullet mid-air.

What were old cannon balls made of? ›

The earliest cannons, developed in 1300s, fired nothing but solid objects — stone balls. The following century weapons makers did develop hollow iron balls filled with gunpowder and fitted with a fuse that had to be lit just before firing.

How much weight can a magnet pick up? ›

Taller magnets that are over one inch tall are not any stronger in this configuration. For example, a single D82 (1/2" diameter x 1/8" thick) disc magnet has a Pull Force, Case 1 of 6.44 lb. When tested between two steel plates, however, the force required to separate them jumps up to 16 lb!

Why are magnetic balls illegal? ›

The concern is that if two or more of the magnets are swallowed, they could stick together in the digestive system, potentially pinching, twisting or perforating the intestines. That can lead to infection, blood poisoning and, possibly, death. Powerful magnets like these were once effectively banned by the CPSC.

Are powerful magnets illegal? ›

It is illegal under federal law for any person to sell, offer for sale, manufacture, distribute in commerce, or import into the United States any Zen Magnets and Neoballs.

Is there a magnet strong enough to stop bullets? ›

Usually, the answer is no.

Bullets are usually made of lead, maybe with a copper jacket around them, neither of which sticks to a magnet. These magnets made a bullet tumble on Mythbusters, but didn't change where it hit the target. The magnet might impart some force on the bullet via Eddy Currents.

How heavy were cannon balls? ›

They weigh from 8 to 10 pounds apiece and measure about 4.1 inches in diameter. These were the solid shot used in the eight-pounder cannons. Six smaller-sized balls (B) may have been shot for four-pounder cannons.

How powerful were cannonballs? ›

The casualties from round shot were extremely gory; when fired directly into an advancing column, a cannonball was capable of passing straight through up to forty men. Even when most of its kinetic energy is expended, a round shot still has enough momentum to knock men over and cause gruesome injury.

What are the heaviest cannonballs? ›

Stone balls
Caliber (mm)NamePlace of origin
890Tsar CannonTsardom of Russia
820Pumhart von SteyrHouse of Habsburg, Holy Roman Empire
745BasilicOttoman Empire
735Faule MetteCity of Brunswick, Holy Roman Empire
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How fast did cannonballs travel mph? ›

Standard Civil War cannonball was 12 lbs (5.4 kg). The shot speed is 250 miles per hour (820 ft per second).

What were Civil War cannon balls filled with? ›

Cannonballs were solid, round objects that would ricochet off the ground and often used to target fortifications and enemy artillery. Case shot was an anti-personnel projectile, meaning it was used against soldiers. It was a hollow shell filled with scraps of metal called shrapnel.

How big were pirate cannon balls? ›

Cannon balls are the most common projectile recovered from the Queen Anne's Revenge site, ranging in size from ½ to 24 pounds. Solid shot was used to pierce the sides of a wooden-hulled ship.

What Cannot be picked up by a magnet? ›

Many common metals such as aluminum, copper, brass, gold, silver, titanium, tungsten, and lead are not ferromagnetic. They cannot be made into magnets and will not be attracted to magnetic fields.

Which is strongest magnet? ›

Neodymium is the strongest magnet. It is an alloy made from iron and boron.

How strong is 1000 Gauss magnet? ›

A rating of 1,000 gauss resistance is equal to about 80,000 A/m. As you can see, the B and H fields aren't really different so much as they are the same phenomenon seen from different perspectives.

Is magnet fishing legal USA? ›

United States

In the US, there are no federal laws restricting metal fishing. Magnet fishing in state waters without a license is prohibited in South Carolina under the Underwater Antiquities Act. In Indiana, magnet fishing is allowed on public waters on DNR properties by permit.

Is it safe to lick a magnet? ›

1. Don't ever put magnets in your mouth, even for a few moments. 2. Never leave small magnets anywhere that your kids could reach.

Are magnet balls legal? ›

In September 2014, while the Zen Magnets recall case was still pending, the CPSC enacted an all ages nationwide ban on sales, manufacturing, and importation on all sets of high powered magnet spheres in the US.

Can a magnet pull a gun? ›

The magnetic pull of the gun magnet would then have to be strong enough to pull the trigger of the gun OR somehow release the sear independently of the trigger. Luckily, this scenario is impossible because: As shown earlier, gun magnets are not strong enough to magnetically move the components of a gun.

Can magnets block electricity? ›

Magnetic fields cannot repel electricity, only change their direction.

Why are neodymium magnets banned? ›

Due to reports of serious injuring to children from swallowing these magnets, the CPSC banned them in 2014. The ban was overturned in 2016. After that, research showed a sharp rise in injuries to children from high-powered magnets.

What stops bullets fastest? ›

Ceramic. As a material made from clay heated to extremely high temperatures, ceramic sits just below diamonds on the hardness scale, far above the metal used for bullet making. When layered with Kevlar, ceramic can effectively dissipate the energy from rounds of all sizes.

What can destroy bullet proof? ›

Break bulletproof glass with explosives like dynamite or C4.

Most varieties of detonating materials will almost certainly break through many layers of bulletproof glass. Set these explosives within about 3 feet (0.91 m) of the glass to maximize their effectiveness.

What is the strongest metal against bullets? ›

Ultra-High Hardness (UHH) armor steel is the best performing steel alloy for protection against armor piercing (AP) bullets. Thanks to a 578 to 655 HBW hardness, UHH steel panels are able to break AP projectiles' core and provide efficient protection with reduced weight compared to High Hard (500HB) material.

Can magnets be weaponized? ›

There are many hypothesised magnetic weapons, such as the railgun and coilgun which accelerate a magnetic (in the case of railguns; non-magnetic) mass to a high velocity, or ion cannons and plasma cannons which focus and direct charged particles using magnetic fields.

Can you pick up bullet shells with a magnet? ›

No, Bullet are usually not affected by magnetism. Even though there are some stainless steel or tungsten AP bullets but they are not magnetic either.

Are old cannon balls safe? ›

Old unexploded ordnance of any age can be unstable and is potentially dangerous, so this was not a great way for the park staff to begin their day.

Are cannon balls illegal? ›

Explosives are legal, they are considered a Destructive Device(DD) under the National Firearms Act of 1934. If you go through the extra paperwork and registration, along with a tax, you may own artillery, grenades, RPGs, etc, etc.

How fast was a medieval cannon ball? ›

It seems likely to be in between 250 and 100 m/s (250 m/s is about 820 feet per second).

How did old cannon balls explode? ›

When the cannon fired, the flame of the propelling charge wrapped around the ball and ignited the exposed powder train, which in turn sparked the bursting charge after burning for the selected number of seconds. Contrary to Hollywood films and popular lore, these cannonballs did not explode on contact.

How far can a cannonball fly? ›

There is a claim that the current world record for the longest human cannonball flight is 193 ft 8.8 in (59.05 m), established by David "The Bullet" Smith Jr.

What was the heaviest Civil War cannon ball? ›

The largest piece of ordnance fabricated during the War Between The States, the Rodman Gun, fired a 450-pound solid ball from the 15-inch bore of its thirteen-feet, nine-inch long barrel.

How heavy were the cannonballs in 1776? ›

Cannon are typically rated by the weight of their projectiles. The most commonly used cannon during the Revolutionary War were 3-pound “galloper” and the steadier 6-pound guns, although larger cannon up to 18 pounds saw use in some conflicts.

What is the largest round ever fired? ›

1. Schwerer Gustav and Dora. The Schwerer Gustav and its sister gun Dora were the two largest artillery pieces every constructed in terms of overall weight (1350 tonnes) and weight of projectiles (15,700 pounds), while it's 800mm rounds are the largest ever fired in combat.

What is the largest caliber gun ever made? ›

Schwerer Gustav

Do cannonballs travel faster than sound? ›

Bullets and cannon balls had exceeded the speed of sound for hundreds of years, but the question loomed as to whether or not a plane — or a man — could withstand the pressures that accompanied it. The U.S. Air Force set out to answer this looming question.

How far is the longest cannon shot? ›

Paris Gun
The German Paris Gun, also known as the Kaiser Wilhelm Gun, was the largest gun of World War I. In 1918 the Paris Gun shelled Paris from 120 km (75 mi) away.
TypeSuper heavy field gun
Place of originGerman Empire
Service history
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How far did old cannons shoot? ›

Cannons were still “line of sight” weapons—that is, the gunner had to be able to see the target to shoot at it—but they could inflict damage on buildings and troops at longer distances than before—usually up to two miles away.

Why did they heat cannonballs? ›

Hot shot. As if the traditional cannonball weren't scary enough, the iron balls were sometimes heated until they were red-hot to serve as incendiary devices against wooden ships. Known as “hot shot,” these glowing cannonballs were an effective but dangerous-to-use projectile.

How far away can a cannon be heard? ›

These cannon could fire heavy stone balls a mile, and the sound of their blast could reportedly be heard from a distance of 10 miles (16 km).

Why do cannon balls have holes? ›

It features a center hole for an explosive charge.

How loud was a pirate cannon? ›

That would place the cannon's report in the 150-decibel range. Normal conversation is 60 decibels, more or less.

How were cannon balls loaded? ›

To load the cannon, a quantity of black powder was ladled into the barrel and rammed in, followed by a 'wadding' of cloth or straw. Then a solid iron cannonball of slightly less diameter than the bore was rammed in, followed by more wadding.

How much did a 12 pound cannon weigh? ›

Developed for the Army of Napoleon III, twelve-pounders were muzzle- loading, bronze barreled (90% copper, 10% tin), field artillery. Their immense weight, 2,600 pounds, made mobility difficult for the six horses required to pull it and its full caissons.

Which item Cannot be picked by a magnet? ›

The answer is paper clips. Explanation: Most metals are attracted by magnets. But as paper clips are made of paper, they won't be attracted by magnets.

Can magnets pick up bullets? ›

Typically, no. Most bullets aren't ferromagnetic – they aren't attracted to magnets. Bullets are usually made of lead, maybe with a copper jacket around them, neither of which sticks to a magnet.

What are 5 objects not attracted by the magnet? ›

Magnets attract, or pull, objects made with iron.

Paper clips, scissors, screws, nuts, and bolts are just a few common everyday objects that are magnetic. A magnet will not attract paper, rubber, wood, or plastic.

Can magnets pull electricity? ›

Magnetic fields can be used to make electricity

Moving magnetic fields pull and push electrons. Metals such as copper and aluminum have electrons that are loosely held. Moving a magnet around a coil of wire, or moving a coil of wire around a magnet, pushes the electrons in the wire and creates an electrical current.

What blocks a magnet? ›

The simple answer is that it is not possible to totally 'block' a magnetic field. The essence of a magnet, as determined by nature, is that magnetic field lines must terminate on the opposite pole and, therefore, there is no way to stop them.

How strong of a magnet do you need to stop a bullet? ›

If the initial energy is 600 J (typical of pistol bullets) and you can exert a force of 10 N, you need to exert the force for a distance of 60 m to stop the bullet. Exerting a magnetic force over 60 m is hard. Exerting a magnetic force of 10 N on a non-magnetic bullet (copper jacketed lead) is hard.

How long do magnets last? ›

So how long should my permanent magnet last? Your permanent magnet should lose no more than 1% of its magnetic strength over a period of 100 years provided it is specified and cared for properly. There are a few things that may cause your magnet to lose its strength: HEAT.

What do magnets never attract? ›

Metals That Don't Attract Magnets

In their natural states, metals such as aluminum, brass, copper, gold, lead and silver don't attract magnets because they are weak or non-magnetic metals. However, you can add properties such as iron or steel to the weak metals to make them stronger.

How do you make a magnet stronger? ›

Stack Magnets Together

One other way to make a weak magnet stronger is to stack more of them together. The stacked magnets will work as one to exert a greater magnetic force. The more magnets you stack, the stronger they will be. That is, until the length of the stack is equal to the diameter of the magnet.

What can stop a bullet? ›

Common bulletproof materials include:
  • Steel. Steel bulletproof materials are heavy duty, yet at just a few millimeters thick, extremely effective in stopping modern firearm rounds. ...
  • Ceramic. ...
  • Fiberglass. ...
  • Wood. ...
  • Kevlar. ...
  • Polyethylene. ...
  • Polycarbonate.

Can you pick up shotgun shells with a magnet? ›

MOJO® has developed the most convenient easy way to pick up empty shotgun hulls in the field, utilizing a specially designed magnet mounted into an easy to use, adjustable “staff”. Mojo Pick Stick magnetic shotgun shell retriever will pick up as many as 25 hulls at a time. Easily raked off into a bag, bucket, etc.

Are 9mm bullets magnetic? ›

The Takeaway

Ammo does not contain magnets and cannot technically be magnetic.

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