Human Trebuchet

They could have made the counterweight swing and put it on wheels to get more distance, but this is still totally insane. Thanks for the heads up Divide! – Link

16 thoughts on “Human Trebuchet

  1. DGary says:

    why am I thinking “Giant Hamster Ball with human gyroscope in it”, lose the net, and just let em roll

  2. leareth says:

    Sorry, but that’s the Sommerset Trebuchet, which is in Britain, not Japan.

    The use of which resulted in an Oxford student’s death in 2002.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/oxfordshire/4401024.stm

    One of the operators even broke her pelvis after bouncing out the net a couple of years earlier.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1605521,00.html?gusrc=rss

    Somewhere I have a video of people being flung into a lake by trebuchet…

  3. Indivara says:

    The japanese title says “イギリス・サマーセット州” which translates to Somerset, England… probably taken from japanese TV.

  4. michaeljedelman says:

    That really is the height of stupidity- to risk your life for a five second thrill.

  5. DGary says:

    sounds like coke to me

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  7. Einglebert Mc.Straganoff says:

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  8. Einglebert Mc.Straganoff says:

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