Launching Anvils 200 Feet Into the Air


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Gay Wilkinson likes launching iron anvils high into the air. He's not entirely sure why and has a lot to say about how men and women respond differently to his hobby.

Anyway, he places one anvil on top of another and fills the reservoir in between with gunpowder.

Next Wilkinson herds the crowd to a spot about 50 feet from the loaded anvils and delivers a well-rehearsed introduction. "It'll be loud, but ya won't hardly remember that 'cause there'll be so much else goin' on," he says. "There'll be a slight second of fear after that anvil goes shootin' up and starts comin' back down. It'll look like it's going to land on top of you. It won't. Unless you hear me yell, 'Run!' Then you might wanna move.

"Now, some of you might be wonderin'," he continues, "'Why in the heck we would want to do somethin' like this?'"

"Because we can?" guesses a middle-aged man sporting a camouflage baseball cap.

"That's exactly right!" Wilkinson says with a mischievous smile. "It's a whole lot of fun! People talk about the joy of sex, but it don't last nothin' like shootin' anvils."


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Life is most enjoyable when its spent doing things that have absolutely no purpose whatsoever. Good on you for keeping your inner child alive, Gay!
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