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This Guy's Bowling Ball Slingshot Is Hilariously Destructive

Published On 10/04/2016 Published On 10/04/2016

In celebration of reaching one million Youtube subscribers, slingshot-building mad scientist Joerg Sprave has constructed the largest slingshot he's ever built. The giant contraption in the video is an adjustable bowling ball slingshot, complete with humongous elastic bands and a winch to make sure the projectiles get enough power to cause a flamboyant amount of damage.

Sprave and cohorts begin by seeing how far the slingshot can launch a bowling ball. Then they explode cinder blocks with the bowling ball. Then the bowling ball meets its match. A massive piece of solid rock. The destructive collision is wildly satisfying. "It's just like in a bar fight," Sprave says. "The winner doesn't look much better than the loser."

Naturally, that isn't the end, because when you have a six-meter slingshot you fire everything you can find in your kitchen at a wall. He proceeds to launch a watermelon, two pumpkins, and a head of cabbage at high speed just to watch them explode. The supernovas of produce are wonderful and so is the incessant giggling of the crew, who once again prove that even big kids can get a kick out of a bit of harmless destruction.

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Dustin Nelson is a News Writer with Thrillist. He holds a Guinness World Record, but has never met the fingernail lady. He’s written for Sports Illustrated, Men’s Journal, The Rumpus, and other digital wonderlands. Follow him @dlukenelson.

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