Man's trebuchet launches 16-pound fireballs through the air with the greatest of ease

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I don’t have the time, patience, carpentry skills, open space, or wherewithal to build my own trebuchet but after seeing Mark Winkler’s “Mongo the Trebuchet” launch a flaming ball of fire across an open field under the cover of darkness, I suddenly have the urge to go to Home Depot with a quick stop at the local Fireball Emporium (or wherever they sell fireballs).

If you’d like to get right to the good stuff in the above video, skip forward to about the 2:55 mark to see everything in action. The rest of the video is pretty interesting, too, though.

Geeks are Sexy [via Neatorama]

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