How Do Human Cannons Work?
August 24, 2005 8:49 AM   Subscribe

How do the cannons that shoot human cannon balls work? I'm guessing it's different than the way real cannons work. This page says it's a trade secret. Now I must know!
posted by everichon to Travel & Transportation (4 answers total)
I believe there is a big spring-loaded contraption in there. The smoke, light, sound are all just gimmicks.
posted by RustyBrooks at 8:50 AM on August 24, 2005

Here you go.
posted by selfnoise at 8:57 AM on August 24, 2005

Wonderful, thanks. This would be cool to have at the lake, rather than a boring old rope swing.
posted by everichon at 9:25 AM on August 24, 2005

There's always the human catapult. Bring liability waivers.
posted by dhartung at 12:05 AM on September 3, 2005

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