Flying pianos and more from English trebuchet

Several years ago, Glynn Mapes of the Wall Street Journal wrote this wonderful article about Hew Kennedy, a wealthy eccentric in Shropshire, England, who entertains himself and his guests by hurling everthing from grand pianos to automobiles hundreds of meters through the air, using a trebuchet he and a friend built.

Is it safe? Kennedy calmly advises visitors, "If you see the missile coming toward you, simply step aside." Indeed.

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another article about this trebuchet