We finally found a good use for all the candy corn that goes around this time of year. Use the gas gun in a Hopkinson bar system to fire a steel rod at them! Cool to see the high-speed deformation and dynamic strength of such a polarizing Halloween treat.
Check out what the deformation of a Skittle looks like:
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