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  •  A story about cheeseheads: (1+ / 0-)
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    Cady Brownell

    I'm an engineer.  About 15 years ago, at harvest time,  I was visiting Waukesha; and the evening news had a story about the annual pumpkin shoot: a contest to make a device to throw a pumpkin as far as possible.  First entry, a medieval style siege catapult, with the firing angle mis-set (on purpose?); it made an awesome splat as the pumpkin hit the ground directly in front of it.  The winner: a gas cannon made of PVC sewer pipe that reportedly shot a pumpkin 2 miles, hitting someone's Mercedes at touch down. (Ouch!)

    At first I thought, Oh these goofy cheeseheads, but after 10 minutes of watching I was lost in admiration for the talent and ingenuity on display.  I was thinking, give me twenty of these guys and I could build anything the world!

    The hungry judges soon the sentence sign, And wretches hang, that jurymen may dine.

    by magnetics on Sun Dec 11, 2011 at 05:26:52 PM PST

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