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Fox News' Answer to School Shootings Is This Giant Water Cannon Fox News' Answer to School Shootings Is This Giant Water Cannon

There’s been a boom in the bad ideas market, as experts look for idiotic ideas to address school shootings since stricter gun control is apparently off the table. Luckily, the folks at Fox News have a new idea for responding to active shooter situations: blast holes through the walls of schools with water cannons to…

Musk's Flamethrower Looks Like a Toddler's Toy Next to This Jet-Powered Fire Tornado Cannon

If you weren’t able to scrape together $500 to buy Elon Musk’s fund-raising flamethrower, YouTube’s Jairus of All has a cheaper, DIY alternative that instead spews a massive spinning tornado of fire using a pair of ducted fans and a tank of liquid propane worn as a backpack.

Finally, a Use For Candy Corn: Blasting It Out of a 3D-Printed Wrist Cannon

Do you lean more towards the “trick” side of trick-or-treating? Do you, like 98 percent of the world, wonder who actually eats candy corn? If you answered “yes” to both, then head over to DragonflyFabrication’s Thingiverse page where you can download the plans for this double-barreled, wrist-mounted candy corn blaster.

Build This DIY Cannon to Catch Rogue Drones

Unlike an RC car that will simply crash into a wall if you lose control, an expensive drone can potentially fly for miles after it stops heeding your remote’s commands. But while a shotgun can blast your treasured robot out of the sky before causes any trouble, this net-firing, air-powered, anti-drone cannon seems…

How to Build a Food Processor That Slices and Dices in a Thousandth of a Second

Impressed by late-night infomercial ads for blenders that can hack and slash through ice, nuts, and rocks? They might as well be primitive neanderthal tools compared to NightHawkInLight’s latest creation, which can turn potatoes into slivers and cabbage into coleslaw in the blink of an eye.

Don't Get Hit by a Nerf Dart Traveling at Twice the Speed of Sound

YouTuber Giaco Whatever is on a quest to build a Nerf blaster that will do more than just leave a tiny welt on someone. He’s constructed an air-powered dart cannon that generates 400 PSI of pressure, and when cranked to full power, it can apparently send a Nerf dart flying at Mach 2.3, twice the speed of sound, or…

How to Build a Massive Cannon Powered By Nothing But Earth's Atmosphere

Nature abhors a vacuum, or so the saying goes, and you can use that to your advantage when it comes to building a giant table-sized cannon that can obliterate a watermelon without the need for dangerous explosives or compressed air tanks.

Blasting a GoPro Out of a Cannon at 84 MPH Is Easier Than Piloting a Drone Blasting a GoPro Out of a Cannon at 84 MPH Is Easier Than Piloting a Drone

After successfully launching a GoPro through the air using a bow and arrow, YouTube’s Sam and Niko have taken that experiment to new heights, and new speeds, by instead blasting the tiny action camera out of a compressed air cannon.

Giant Mexican Drug Cannon, You Blasted Straight Into My Heart Giant Mexican Drug Cannon, You Blasted Straight Into My Heart

Dear “homemade bazooka” recently discovered by Mexican federal police,

Crazy Japanese Inventor Builds Lethal Water Gun

When the Super Soaker was released 25 years ago, it stirred up a bit of controversy when some idiots filled the water guns with bleach. But that’s nothing compared to how dangerous this pressurized H2O water cannon that YouTuber Asp built. It’s capable of inflicting a tremendous amount of damage, even serious bodily…

Cheese Ball Cannon Reveals Brilliant Future of Snacking

The next time you’re wandering through a Costco, don’t roll your eyes at the giant barrels of glowing orange cheese balls, wondering why anyone would buy such a thing. Because this is why you’d buy it: to build yourself a cheese ball-blasting machine gun that will revolutionize snacking as we know it.

A Wannabe Supervillain Built His Own Thermite Cannon

It’s not often you come across a real-life mad scientist. They’re usually just over-the-top antagonists in comic books, but Colin Furze is the real thing. He has a penchant for building things that often blow up—on purpose—like this impossibly dangerous-looking thermite cannon.

Watch a Bowling Ball Get Shot Out of a Cannon and Smashed into Pieces

Would shooting bowling balls out of a cannon make for good artillery? Sort of! The bowling balls whirrs out fast and strong and tries to strike everything in its way. It won’t break everything because if the ball comes in contact with a hard surface, it basically gets smashed into smithereens. Still, it’s a fun little…

Safely Experience Being Shot out of a Cannon With a GoPro Cannonball

Daredevil isn’t exactly a popular career choice, but the folks from Eclectical Engineering came up with a novel way to experience what it’s like to be shot out of a cannon, without risking your life or requiring you to join a traveling circus.

A Foamy Soap Blaster That Turns Car Washes Into Shooting Galleries A Foamy Soap Blaster That Turns Car Washes Into Shooting Galleries

Riding along as your car's scrubbed clean in an automatic car wash is already a pretty magical experience. But the Suds Blaster cannon promises to make it even better by letting you shoot at your vehicle with a blast of soap, which is proven to be easier to rinse away than bullet holes.

A Face-Tracking Marshmallow Cannon Aims Straight For Your Mouth A Face-Tracking Marshmallow Cannon Aims Straight For Your Mouth

Normally, you wouldn't want to have a cannon aimed at your face, much less a cannon that can see your face and follow it around. But a team of mechanical and electrical engineering students at Olin College decided to challenge that notion with their marshmallow-firing Confectionary Cannon. It's worth getting in this…

Five Ancient Cannons Were Just Rescued From Blackbeard's Sunken Ship Five Ancient Cannons Were Just Rescued From Blackbeard's Sunken Ship

Looking like something straight off of Davy Jones' ship in the Pirates of the Caribbean, five cannons saw air for the very first time in almost 300 years yesterday as they were lifted from what's believed to be legendary pirate Blackbeard's sunken ship.

The Tiny Cannon Returns to Explode Its Tiny Pirate Foes The Tiny Cannon Returns to Explode Its Tiny Pirate Foes

Bigger isn't always better. If you need proof, look no further than the devastatingly adorable tiny cannon. And what could possibly make a tiny cannon better than a healthy slathering of slow-mo.

What Happens When a 900MPH Ping Pong Serve Hits Your Paddle What Happens When a 900MPH Ping Pong Serve Hits Your Paddle

There's no shortage of plans online for building a simple ping pong cannon that can fire balls at hundreds of miles per hour. But you're probably not going to find the details of Purdue University Professor Mark French's cannon, since his creation can accelerate a ping pong ball to 900 miles per hour, or just over…

Check Out This Awesome Image of the US Marines Firing Artillery At Night Check Out This Awesome Image of the US Marines Firing Artillery At Night

This is how the US Marines wish you a Merry Christmas, people. The Marines with Lima Battery, 3rd Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment. So Star Warsy. They are firing Lightweight Howitzers during a night exercise. A beautiful shot of such a deadly weapon. [Flickr]

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