A Firework-Launching Slingshot Sounds Like A Dangerous Way To Ring In The New Year

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]

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