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What Would Happen if You Were Shot by a Diamond Bullet?

If you have ever been curious about what would happen if bullets were made of diamond, the question “Terminal Ballistics: How much damage would a diamond bullet do in comparison with a normal bullet?” was recently answered on Quora. The top answer was provided by computer engineer and Gemologist Institute of America graduate Fares Alahmar.

Many may commonly know that diamonds are one of the hardest naturally occurring materials on the planet, but what they don’t know is that hardness is not the same as toughness and that bullets are most effective the more dense they are.