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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Jun 2022 9:28 p.m. PST

"Thanks to a wealthy Englishman who started throwing small cars and grand pianos from his replica of an ancient military engine once used to hurl giant rocks, the trebuchet has made a comeback.

The Englishman, Hew Kennedy, built the 30-ton trebuchet, from which he has sent dead pigs and cows flying, at his home in Shropshire, England. "Why?" he was once asked by a reporter. "Why not?" he replied. "It's bloody good fun!"*

Since Kennedy launched his first projectile, interest in the trebuchet, one of Richard the Lionheart's weapons of choice during the Crusades, has surged. Now, a Google search for the word trebuchet yields more than 8.3 million hits…"

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Damion23 Jun 2022 10:30 p.m. PST

That's a lot of hits. He's obviously got the aiming right.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Jun 2022 3:26 p.m. PST



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