I feel the need to state the obvious here just to cover my own ass…
DO NOT, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DO NOT TRY ANYTHING YOU SEE IN THE VIDEO BELOW AT HOME. AGAIN. THAT’S DO NOT, AS IN DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME.
Okay. That should do it.
I’ll let you watch the video first before I unleash a can of criticism on these dumbasses…
Without further ado, here’s a YouTuber with 4.3 million subscribers using a makeshift black powder cannon to launch a bowling ball over 3 miles.
Video Uploaded to YouTube by: Edwin Sarkissian
I really hope you watched the full video. There’s so much to unpack in it.
Let me start by asking who in the redneck shit owns a bowling ball cannon? Where do you even find one? Did some drunk asshole with a little bit of welding experience just decide one day that he wanted to shoot a bowling ball really far? So many questions.
Second, the way this bozo goes about ‘safety’ is an absolute joke. I don’t think there’s anything inherently ‘safe’ about launching a bowling ball with black powder, but he honestly doesn’t even try.
I hope those of you reading don’t take me for a narc. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the cannon send bowling balls to the moon, but I couldn’t help myself from cringing every time these dudes loaded the damn thing.
It took until the second time for the leader to finally address the fact that they’re front-loading a bowling ball into a metal cannon filled with black powder, and that any bit of friction could cause the damn thing to explode in your face…
On another note, I was recently flying over the barren wasteland that is much of Nevada and south-eastern California. The sky was clear and I was wondering what people do in that desolate hell-scape for fun. Now I know.
They build bowling ball cannons, pull out a camera, hide their booze, and make videos to earn a living on the internet. 😂
Welcome to 2022.