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I Want to See This Javelin-Launching Slingshot Cannon Shatter Records At the Olympics

The Olympics are supposed to be a series of competitions that test the physical capabilities of the competing athletes. But increasingly, it seems like it’s become a competition over which athlete brings the best gear: be it highly-engineered running shoes, wetsuits, or sleds. So why shouldn’t track and field athletes be allowed to use a comically-monstrous slingshot cannon at the javelin event? Read More >>

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Firing This Saw Blade-Launching Handheld Catapult Looks More Terrifying Than Getting Hit by It

Joerg Sprave has finally built an elastic-powered weapon that even the burly slingshot master can barely handle when the trigger’s pulled. It’s a handheld trebuchet (a type of catapult) that flings circular saw blades for hundreds of feet, and it looks almost as terrifying to yield as it is to be in the weapon’s crosshairs. Read More >>

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YouTube’s Craziest Inventor Built a Giant Sword-Launching Slingshot

Amateur life-risker Joerg Sprave has successfully built custom slingshots capable of firing everything from bowling balls, to Christmas trees, to lethal Lego bricks. His latest creation, a slingshot that can launch full-size swords, is as ludicrous-sounding as it is awesome to see in action. Read More >>

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A Homemade Brick Blaster Makes Lego Accidents Even More Painful

Joerg Sprave, the internet’s most famous slingshot-loving amateur super villain, has found ways to weaponise everything from foam Nerf darts, to those tiny Ikea pencils. His latest troubling achievement is a custom elastic-powered blaster that can turn Lego bricks into tiny projectiles. Read More >>

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An Afternoon Spent at IKEA Is Even More Painful When You Weaponise Those Tiny Pencils

Even the most mild-mannered among us can’t spend an afternoon inside a sprawling IKEA warehouse without leaving full of rage. But if you want to drown your frustrations, do it in cheap hot dogs and soft serve ice cream instead of walking out the door, determined to weaponise those tiny IKEA pencils. Read More >>

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You Probably Shouldn’t Weaponise a Nerf Blaster With Scalpel Blades Like This Guy Did

As much as we’d love for slingshot-designer Joerg Sprave to travel the world on a publicity tour, it’s creations like this—a Nerf blaster made lethal using razor-sharp scalpel blades—that will probably result in him being barred entry to the country. Read More >>

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Stop and Stare in Awe at a Chainsaw-Powered Marble-Firing Machine Gun

His true passion might be designing and building some of the most ridiculous slingshots the internet has ever seen, but even Joerg Sprave needs to stretch his creative wings from time to time. Which is why Joerg's most recent creation is an insane chainsaw-powered wooden machine gun that can decimate a target firing nothing but marbles. Read More >>

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Exploding Slingshot Ammo is a Banger of a Good Time

Slingshot-whisperer Joerg Sprave has proven time and again that the rubber band weapons are awesome, but the one thing they've always been missing was a nice, satisfying bang. Until now. Read More >>

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A Rowing Machine Slingshot is the First Time Rowing Has Been Scary

Joerg Sprave is our favourite kind of crazy, a YouTube star who builds lots and lots and lots (and lots) of insane slingshot creations. This time he's applied the art of rubberised weaponry to personal fitness machines. Read More >>

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The Slingshot Madman Proves the Nokia 3310 is Nearly Indestructible

Before the smartphone revolution left the company behind, Nokia was synonymous with mobile phones, particularly handsets that could seemingly survive anything. The Nokia 3310 is still considered to be one of the most indestructible of its breed. And who's better-qualified to prove that than the mad scientist of slingshots himself? Read More >>

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A Syringe Slingshot Somehow Makes Needles Even More Terrifying

It might be a common fear, but being afraid of needles is completely understandable. Who in their right mind likes being jabbed with a long, thin metal tube? No one. And while Joerg Sprave's heart might be in the right place with his latest creation, it's hard not to be even more terrified of just the concept of a syringe slingshot, let alone seeing it in action. Read More >>

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How To Make “Soccer” Popular in America: Play it With Giant Slingshots

Leave it to Joerg Sprave, the internet's favourite slingshot builder to finally come up with a guaranteed way to make all Americans love the game of football. Instead of the players being limited to only using their feet, they should all be allowed to carry this football-firing slingshot that can easily propel a ball the length of the field. Read More >>

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How to Make Self-Igniting Fire Arrows for Your Next Medieval Siege

When you're tasked with invading a fortified castle, the easiest way to defeat your foes is to burn their home from the inside out. And while we've lost some of the medieval skills mastered by our ancestors, it turns out that creating your own self-igniting fire arrows isn't that difficult thanks to modern technology. Read More >>

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Can You Kill Someone With an Icicle? Slingshot Maniac Investigates

Everyone's favourite vaguely Eastern European slingshot enthusiast is back again to endanger both himself and the people he loves. Except this time, Joerg is flinging ice—because winter is coming. Read More >>

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Don’t Let Kids Anywhere Near This Arrow-Shooting Slingshot

We usually think of slingshots as the weapon of choice for precocious little kids, but in the right hands they can be deadly. Especially when they're designed to fire actual hunting arrows like the Survival Slingshot that lets you take down prey larger than sparrows and squirrels. Read More >>