Launching the Anvil

One of the obscure American traditions displayed at Boomershoot is the "Anvil Launch", in which one anvil is placed on top of another, the space in between is packed with black powder, and the whole thing lit with a fuse.  The result: the anvil on top goes flying into the air, hopefully mostly straight up.

This year's boomershoot had two anvil launches.  I got video of both of them.
Keep in mind that a typical steel anvil weighs about 100-125 lbs, and can reach what looks like several hundred feet into the air. 

I probably don't actually need to say this, but don't try this at home.

This entry was published Thu May 14 03:06:51 CDT 2009 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2009-05-14 03:06:51.0. [Tweet]

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