It seems like we’ve been underestimating the power of Silly Putty lately.
We just saw an Air Force Cadet who stands to make a truck load of money for developing a bulletproof goo that could potentially revolutionize body armor. Her patent-pending goo is essentially Silly Putty, but a very high-tech recipe.
In the video below, Taofledermaus puts Silly Putty to their own test, and were again surprised by the strength of this non-Newtonian substance. They shot some Silly Putty out of a shotgun – the projectiles happen to look a lot like hot dogs being shot downrange – and the results were not expected: