Craft & Design
Made On Earth — Flying Fruitcake

fruitcake-make05Back as far as 400 BC, catapults were used to hurl the vilest of projectiles: rocks, arrows, cow manure, diseased horse carcasses, barrels of venomous snakes, wasps’ nests, the severed heads of captured soldiers. But perhaps the most notorious missile of all may be … the fruitcake. At least that’s what the citizenry of Manitou Springs, Colo., seems to think.

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William Gurstelle is a contributing editor of Make: magazine. His new book, ReMaking History: Early Makers is now available.

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