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The following eight things are something I either learned from school or was reminded learning in school from the "CSI: NY" - Hide Sight episode.
Poking Around in Holes in Dead People or Animals Isn't Always a Good
Sam, the coroner of "CSI: NY," used a probe to check the slug in a victims head. Upon poking the bullet, it exploded in the victim's head and in his face.
The reason for the slug to explode was due to being filled with a light load of nitroglycerin compared to the other person the sniper shot. The first victim's bullet exploded on impact with the tip filled with a heavier dose nitroglycerin bullet tip.
When it comes to the topic of bullets exploding in the episode "Hide Sight" on "CSI: NY," they aren't talking about what happens on the point of impact under normal shooting situations. Yes, folks, there is a difference of what happens when a bullet impacts into something.
If you have ever watched any type of police or crime solving show like "CSI: NY," you will have seen slugs that have been pulled out of victims, cars, bricks, wood, and other areas during the show. Those types of slugs from a bullet after impact is normal.
The nitro glycerin tip filled bullets shown exploded the slug into several small shards of metal in the wound area. In the scene mentioned in the first part of this article, it had shown Sam counting out the small shards of the slug. He was up to number 61 when the second body was brought into the morgue.
Exploding Bullets Have Been Used in Real Life Assassination Attempts
The reference to John Hinckly, Jr., and his attempt to assassinate President Ronald Reagan was brought up during the conversation of the hollowed out bullet tips with the nitroglycerin tests on "CSI: NY."
While I knew about the attempt on President Reagan by Hinckly, I hadn't recalled hearing about hallowed out bullets with anything similar to the sniper case in this episode. I did come across a discussion about the bullets Hinckly used.1
Making Your Own Red Paint With Cochineal Beetles2
In this episode, it showed Michael making his own paint by crushing Cochineal beetles. They don't explain is the female Cochineal Beetles are used in making the paint. They do say these beetles are used for bug repellent, red food coloring, and dyes in fashion.
There is a process, such as what was shown in the segment where Michael crushed them, to get the carmine die. Once they have went through the first two steps, the crush process makes a powder that is added to other items, such as paint.
Sibling Being Ignored After Abducted Sibling Found
In this episode, Michael Reynolds brother, Tom, was ignored due to the problems Michael had after being found alive after three years of being abducted. After years of feeling neglected and invisible, all these emotions come to the surface when Tom goes on a shooting rampage to be seen and remembered.
Therapeutic Ways to Cope With Abduction and Abuse
After returning home after escaping from his abductor, Michael finds a calming therapeutic way to cope with what happened to him at the age of nine. He painted the walls in his parents apartment. Some of the walls were dark in nature. Other walls were of things like the NYC skyline.
Mac found in a box of paintings one that had his badge number on it along with some other things painted from Mac's visits with his family.
After moving out of his parents apartment in his mid teens, Michael changed his last name to the name of his abductor. This made it hard for the CSI team to locate Michael at first. When Mac had a thought about the Stockholm Syndrome, they found Michael too late.
The Stockholm Syndrome is when the hostage starts to bond or take on aspects of the abductor's life. It also in some cases is when hostages shows support for the captors rather than hate, dislike or emotions one should feel in an abusive relationship of some kind.
NY Alert System
They started using Lower Manhattan's Homeland Security video system to search for Tom. Since they couldn't find Tom through this system, Jo decide to go with the NY Alert System. This allowed for a photo of Tom to be emailed to cell phones across NYC.
Air Time Information:
Fridays, 9 pm ET on CBS
CSI: NY - Watch Full Episodes; CBS.com
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Lipstick, Cherries, and the Cochineal Beetle; Worsleyschool.net2
- Stockholm Syndrome
- food coloring