Here’s a short clip of the latest Polish howitzer design, the AHS Krab, firing its 155mm caliber cannon. The smoke shroud that’s created after the shot is impressive but I love seeing how the cannon retracts the kickback from firing its gun into its own arm.
You probably thought you had a nice summer. Maybe you got a little bit of color, maybe you sunk your toes into some sand, maybe you had a drink with an umbrella in it. But no, your summer was not that fun. Because when you see this crazy guy shoot Roman Candle fireworks with dual machine guns, nothing can be as fun as…
It’s not even the blast from the cannon of the M1128 Stryker that scares me the most (though it is a very impressive blast). It’s the fact that right after the 105mm cannon goes boom, the world around it looks post-apocalyptic. The ground shakes so hard from the gun that it looks like lost souls are being released…
It’s abundantly clear now that a slow motion camera is probably the funnest toy a bored suburban kid could ever ask for. Anything you do is immediately more gross, epic, impressive, sillier and just plain funner-er than real life. You could just load up a homemade cannon with brown sludge and ketchup and shoot it at…
Science is fun! Especially when it is used to create a homemade cannon that looks so cool when it fires. This guy connected a self-igniting propane torch to some tubes and then colored the flame so that it pops off green when it blasts. It looks like an alien’s weapon!
Let’s say you’re bored. Let’s say you’ve always dreamed of firing a cannon. Let’s say you like blowing things up. Let’s say you spend a free night building this kick ass vortex cannon that can blast the air silly. Let’s say it’d be totally worth it just to see these giant smoke ring explosions in real life.
Human cannonballs are not launched from real cannons but special cannons that use either springs or compressed air. That doesn't mean it is not risky: They suffer accelerations of 7G and can fly over a distance of 193 feet (59 meters). In fact, "more than 30 human cannonballs have died during the performance of this…
Never get in a street fight in Poland because you never know what kind of garage made weapons they'll bring out against. Like this makeshift cannon that can bring the boom like no other. The noise alone is intimidating. Eastern Europe seems like such a fun place for crazy people to do crazy stuff in the middle of the…
It might seem unlikely, but once upon a time the cereal you tiredly shove into your face every morning came out of a gun. But it was a very special kind of gun: a puffing gun.
With weird western Cowboys & Aliens coming out next week, we couldn't help but wonder: were there any real 19th century weapons that could compare to Daniel Craig's alien energy weapon? As always, never underestimate the awesome craziness of the 19th century.
Click to viewA two-foot long laser cannon—complete with its bright yellow protective case—disappeared from a truck in Denton, Texas recently. It's not weaponized, but its owners, the local authorities, the FBI, and the FAA are definitely concerned about it.
Sure it's a commercial for Orbit gum. That doesn't mean we can't enjoy smiles being fruvigorously faceblasted—periodontry by pericarp.
Remember this guy? Yang Youde, the maverick farm-defender with the homemade cannons and improvised defense system? It didn't turn out very well for him in the end. The Chinese authorities unsurprisingly failed to see the funny side of it.
Most farmers will just grab a shotgun, or phone the police when confronted with trespassers. Not Chinese farmer Yang Youde though, who fires petrol bombs from his homemade cannon—one time, he even held off 100 people.
We've heard of electromagnetic pulses cutting steel in milliseconds, but apparently they can also be used to stop moving cars just as fast. The cannon demonstrated in the video here is still a prototype, but it definitely seems to work.
If John Hunter—a former physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory—is successful, the International Space Station may start receiving their supplies from a cannon. No, it's no joke.