Wednesday, October 8, 2008

The Trebuchet

Attached to this post is a video of a world record holding trebuchet.  Of all the world records out there, this one is held by the participant that can hurl an orange seasonal squash the farthest with an ancient weapon... sign me up!   The video proves two things: 1)  The trebuchet has finally made the transition from a siege weapon from the middle-ages to a frontiersman hobby and 2) that trebuchets are, in fact, awesome.  You will notice that this trebuchet is not alone in a field, but rather it shares it with reproduction arcana that has been crafted from steel with a hint of of Dr. Seuss.  Everyone knows there is no point in launching pumpkins with a trebuchet if you can't aim them at a castle right?

1 comment:

  1. I want to see this for myself! I hope when we go to NH he is still catapulting those pumpkins!! It looked weird all empty when I saw it, I can't imagine that space being filled with pumpkins and an active trebuchet.