You've gotta love Japanese television. Two nights ago, the show NTV showed the results of an experiment it attempted involving baseball, tanks and rocket launchers. I don't speak Japanese, so I don't know what their scientific justifications were for the experiments, but I do know the results, thanks to the below videos captured by Japan Probe: sheer lunacy.
The crew trekked down to Cambodia to use the military's equipment. At first, the Cambodian military didn't want to use a tank, so instead they taped a baseball to a rocket. This, obviously, didn't show how well the baseball would travel at such speeds, as it just blew everything up, as you can see above.
Then, after changing their minds, the Cambodians allowed a baseball to be loaded into one of their tanks using some super-secret method that was blurred out like the undergroomed nether regions of a Japanese porn star. This was much more successful, with the tank launching a baseball at about 327kph. The aiming, however, could have been better.
So simple, so ridiculous, so satisfying. Thanks, Japan! [Japan Probe]