Even the most mild-mannered among us can’t spend an afternoon inside a sprawling IKEA warehouse without leaving full of rage. But if you want to drown your frustrations, do it in cheap hot dogs and soft serve ice cream instead of walking out the door, determined to weaponize those tiny IKEA pencils.
As much as we’d love for slingshot-designer Joerg Sprave to visit the US on a publicity tour, it’s creations like this—a Nerf blaster made lethal using razor-sharp scalpel blades—that will probably result in him being barred entry to the country.
It’s more surprising that lawn darts weren’t banned until 1988 in the US, instead of the day after they first went on sale. And if you need a good reminder as to why you can no longer easily buy a set, Joerg Sprave built a lawn dart slingshot cannon that explains why.
Although most commonly thought of as a toy for young troublemakers (see Bart Simpson) the slingshot can also be a useful survival and hunting tool in the right hands. And the Pocket Shot, an unorthodox but compact and highly portable take on the slingshot, is easy to keep on hand whether you're heading out for some…
Slingshot-whisperer Joerg Sprave has proven time and again that the rubber band weapons are awesome, but the one thing they've always been missing was a nice, satisfying bang. Until now.
Before the smartphone revolution left the company behind, Nokia was synonymous with cellphones, particularly handsets that could seemingly survive anything. The Nokia 3310 is still considered to be one of the most indestructible of its breed. And who's better-qualified to prove that than the mad scientist of…
Being able to send a playing card whizzing across a room with a quick flick of the wrist is a neat party trick, but Joerg Sprave has always been more interested in slicing open targets than impressing party guests. So he used his mastery of the slingshot to design and build a weapon that uses regular old playing cards…
Anyone who's ever stepped on a piece of Lego with bare feet knows that any toy has the potential to be dangerous. But leave it to slingshot-master Joerg Sprave to create an elastic-powered crossbow that turns die-cast toy cars into terrifying projectiles.
It might be a common fear, but being afraid of needles is completely understandable. Who in their right mind likes being jabbed with a long, thin metal tube? No one. And while Joerg Sprave's heart might be in the right place with his latest creation, it's hard not to be even more terrified of just the concept of a…
Leave it to Joerg Sprave, the internet's favorite slingshot-building madman, to finally come up with a guaranteed way to make all Americans love soccer. Instead of the players being limited to only using their feet, they should all be allowed to carry this soccer-ball-firing slingshot that can easily propel a ball the…
When you're tasked with invading a fortified castle, the easiest way to defeat your foes is to burn their home from the inside out. And while we've lost some of the medieval skills mastered by our ancestors, it turns out that creating your own self-igniting fire arrows isn't that difficult thanks to modern technology.
Everyone's favorite vaguely Eastern European slingshot enthusiast is back again to endanger both himself and the people he loves. Except this time, Joerg is flinging ice—because winter is coming.
We usually think of slingshots as the weapon of choice for precocious little kids, but in the right hands they can be deadly. Especially when they're designed to fire actual hunting arrows like the Survival Slingshot that lets you take down prey larger than sparrows and squirrels.
Snowball fight? Those are for idle teens who have nothing better to do than to go windmilling around, awkwardly flinging globes of snow with little speed and even less accuracy. Snowball war, complete with its own customized slingshot arsenal? That's what I'm talking about.
Joerg Sprave is a creative guy. He's also an ambitious one. That's why, when his YouTube viewers doubted that his slingshot rifles were actually rifles—after all, they're slingshots—he set out to prove them wrong with a big piece of sewage tube.