@lkblaser Navy beans are smaller than great northern beans, aka GNB, do not have the slightly thicker skin of a GNB, and have seen military service in the early 20th Century with the U.S. Navy.
As everyone knows, steel, being heavier than water, sinks. All that gas below decks is what keeps those ships afloat. So given the choice of sink or stink, navy beans floats their boats. (Submarines use them with caution.)
Curiously, most recipes for Boston Baked beans call for navy beans, but GNB will also work for BBB.
Meh. You are correct, Sir/Ma’am. I used common parlance peculiar to those here of Earthly origins, mostly. In my haste, I did not take into account the mass to volume ratio of my careless remarks.
But tell me, which falls faster through the gut, a hectogram of steel (an alloy of Fe) or a hectogram of navy beans and Vienna sausage (an alloy of Hell)?
The latter is a gut bomb; put the two choices together by including the Vienna sausage can (finely divided, of course), and you would have a gut bomb with shrapnel, me thinks.