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A few months ago, Joerg (I feel like we’re on a first-name basis with him at this point, right?) had the idea to shoot Oreos out of a pump-action slingshot. It was a fun time, but it was not as deadly as he would have liked. So round two of the Oreo challenge involves oreo-sized metal washers. Not surprisingly, they cause more destruction.
Joerg Sprave is expanding his horizons and moving The Slingshot Channel into a new era. He had blacksmith James Helm make him a small sword and this demo is a relaxing break for all of us. Just some good old fashioned coconut decapitation to test the blade. Refreshing! Oh, and the hilt of the sword also has a built-in slingshot. Baby steps.
When you think about how you would deal with a zombie invasion, the weapons that come to mind probably don’t include slingshots. But if the story of David and Goliath has taught us anything it’s that slingshots are pretty deadly. Plus that whole underdog thing. Whatever.
What is there to even say? Joerg Sprave dreamed up a slingshot that shoots glass ashtrays and has a broken beer bottle attached as a bayonet. It’s all pretty legit.
Bill Gates has posted a $US100,000 bounty to the person or team that finds a way to improve the age-old design of the condom. That includes “designs that are easier to properly apply”, which inspired our favourite weapons designer, Joerg Sprave to apply his expertise in slingshots to the problem.
Not surprisingly, the Nabisco folks weren’t entirely impressed with Joerg Sprave’s brilliant Oreo-splitting pump action slingshot and took his video down. So, as an act of revenge, Joerg has added another pump action weapon to his arsenal designed to decimate a box of cookies. This time he’s also provided the plans and instructions needed to build your own.
Tweaking the design of his bizarre pump-action Oreo gun, Joerg Sprave has built a smaller version designed to take office warfare to the next level (if the next level is a long two-hour talk with human resources). Made only using stuff you’d find around the office — like cardboard, glue, staples and rubber bands — the pump-gun is able to fire coins or M5 washers.
Two years ago, a giant slingshot anchored to a truck and drawn by an off-road vehicle that hurled people down a humongous slip and slide and careening them wildly into a lake. So, hey, why not make another one and launch two people at once?