Thursday, July 2, 2015

5 Insane Facts You Need To Know About Getting Shot (5 pics)

The best thing you could do for yourself is to just try and avoid getting shot altogether. But if you do find yourself on the wrong end of a bullet, here are some things you need to know.

1. Placement is everything.
The size, speed, and bearing of the bullet, along with its place of entry, can make a world of difference in whether you survive or die. For example, getting shot on the left side of the heart will cause more internal bleeding than if you were shot on the right side.

2. Getting shot can cost you a lot of money.
If you survive a shooting, imagine all of the medical bills that you'll have to pay afterwards. Hospital stays, prescription medicine to numb the pain, and insurance payments can make getting shot a nightmare even after the act is over.

3. There are worse things to be shot with than bullets.
Sure, laser guns don't exist just yet, but we have particle accelerators that make small amounts of matter move at almost the speed of light. That would do some pretty hefty damage to a human being, and a bullet doesn't even need to be involved.

4. Women are more likely to survive a gunshot.
Women are 14% more likely to survive a traumatic injury than men, but they have almost double the amount of nerve endings as guys. So while they are more likely to survive, they'll feel more pain in doing so.

5. Bulletproof vests aren't magic.
If you've seen someone get shot on TV and they're wearing a bulletproof vest, it seems like they always walk away with no damage to their body. That is definitely not the case, though. All a bulletproof vest does is prevent bullet entry, but getting shot with a vest on still packs a huge wallop. It just spreads the force of the bullet over the area of the vest.


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