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Trivia: God's Own Catapult and Bad Neighbor Trebuchets

In the Siege of Acre in 1191, Richard the Lionheart constructed two trebuchets that he named "God's Own Catapult" and "Bad Neighbor."

Things flung during a medieval siege included: rocks, fire bomb, carcasses of animals and people (to spread disease and demoralize the enemy), and burning sand. Now, hobbyists build trebuchet mainly to chuck pumpkins.


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