Most New Year’s revellers are happy to celebrate the occasion by watching the fireworks — or just getting completely blotto. But as we’ve discovered time and time again, Joerg Sprave isn’t your average Joe. And to welcome 2013 with a bang — literally — he’s created a special slingshot capable of launching firecrackers with gusto.
Designed to accomodate the largest and most powerful legal firecrackers in Germany, the slingshot-style crossbow even includes a built-in waterproof storm lighter for igniting the fuse before the trigger’s pulled. Does it sound dangerous? Absolutely, but ironically launching a firecracker so it explodes high in the air is probably the safest way to enjoy a homemade pyrotechnics show. [YouTube]