Human Trebuchet

Submitted by: iamthehair 9 years ago Funny
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67fFDiPRsrk

Another silly Japanese game show, but this one admittedly looks pretty cool.
There are 44 comments:
Male 738
Definitely not a Japanese game show. White people + Cold weather = Englishmen.
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Male 383
Now THAT looks like fun! I wanna try that when I can :)

Kooshi: Didn`t the word "noob" die back in like... `05 (except for the nerds who play those online games)? Oh well, "13-17", I guess that`s to be expected. No offense intended.

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Male 10,440
^ no need to elaborate. Only some of us are familiar with medieval weaponry anyway.

As for the video itself...

WOW!! thats incredibly dangerous! I want to try it! Especially because I`m an engineering student.

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Male 410
Gadget...A catapult and trebuchet are two different things
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Female 20

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Female 1,492
i`m totally with Lord Jonathan....
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Female 831
wow that sounds like a whole bunch of unfun.
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Male 986
Sounds like fun, dangerous, foolish.... pretty much it

soooooo i think i would try the next version that will be safe

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Male 646
It was only a matter of time before people launched people from trebuchets for fun rather than psychological warfare.
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Female 449
That was in the UK heres the article about the guy who died
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Male 1,853
is it impossible for fancylad to embed videos from youtube? unless, of course, you arent allowed....i didnt check. then, please accept my apology.
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Female 263
So dangerous.... They must have a death wish.
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Male 444
what if the rope didnt come off the catapult?

therefor the man would be slammed into the ground

ouch

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Female 674
--- "Mr Yankov, 19, a student at Oxford University, missed the catching net, hit the ground and died during the stunt in November 2002."
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Male 2,160
hehe,imagine if the rope thingy gets stuck,you´d need a mop to clean up that mess
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Male 84
Kooshi_govno "Thats not a japanese trebuchet, noob."
I never said it was all I said was that it was part of a Japanese game show. read before you comment and as for the noob comment I have been on IAB for years i just never felt like making a profile
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Male 313
btw, for those interested, Trebuchets and Catapults are entirely different. Trebuchets use the counterweight to launch its munition, catapults are spring loaded.
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Male 313
Thats not a japanese trebuchet, noob. That was a british creation, all went well, then the guy`s girlfriend hit the net and bounced off, had to be taken to the hospital. Later, one person missed the net completely and died, it was never used again.

The actual japanese game show shows clips and rates the videos on the number of "Wow"s they get or something.

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Female 486
That does look fun...though of course, I`d probably never do it because I don`t want to die.
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Male 1,072
AK-47
Male, 13-17, Europe
8 Posts Saturday, January 12, 2008 3:08:47 AM
Thats not Japan. Thats the UK. This just a bunch of Japanese reporting on it!

Did u see a single Japanese person near that trebuchet?

im sorry only japanese people live in japan right?

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Female 1,470
Jesus... that looks so much fun
I WANT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
tehe im so mental
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Male 300

.....everything was going well until........
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Male 1,114
Gadget, it is technically a trebuchet, a catapult is something different...
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Female 738
I can`t help but think, "that looks kind of fun, but I also value my life... huh, quite a dilemma."
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Male 679
AK-47 is right. This isn`t a game show, it`s a news-type show talking about the human catapult in England. I don`t want to sound like a whiny nerd complaining about tiny, insignificant errors, but I was expecting an actual Japanese game show and was disappointed :(
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Male 4,246
I almost went deaf from my common sense screaming "BAD IDEA!!! BAD IDEA!!!" over and over.

"Why hellooooo, I`m your flight attendant Bunny!! Isn`t it a looovely day to GET HURLED THROUGH THE AIR!???!?!"

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Male 2,159
Fun to watch but rediculously dangerous.

Gadget, that particular type of `catapult` is called a Trebuchet, just like a particular type of car is called a coupe. It`s not silly vocab.

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Female 88
How many have died yet from trying that?
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Male 75
And, there are so many thing that could go horribly wrong, like not flying far enough, flying too far, or landing on your head
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Male 75
Put this on my to do list.
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Male 2
wow these people must be sore after
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Male 270
"Another silly Japanese game show, but this one admittedly looks pretty cool."

Not a chance in hell thats a game show, and for the SLIM chance it is, its the dumbest bunch ever.

Something like that should only be done by professionals. Get an average joe on that thing and they would have a good chance at getting killed.

So I think this is a daredevil show (Or something of the sort), and those people in the video are trained professionals.

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Male 72
oh btw.. read the youtube comments much?

"somebody actually died from this when they missed the net completely. another broke 10 bones in their body after landing on the net and then rebounded onto the ground."

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Male 72
touche!
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Male 13
Thats not Japan. Thats the UK. This just a bunch of Japanese reporting on it!

Did u see a single Japanese person near that trebuchet?

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Male 72
maybe its just me.. but i wouldnt trust that to go so smoothly. ill stick to not getting launched a few hundred feet in the air.
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Male 4,012
^ Actions to be taken to make sure it`s non-life threatening would make it probably not worth the effort.

Even so, it looks damn fun to do.

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Male 1,347
Wow, that really looks fun as hell, these should be in theme parks
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Male 3,301
God help us should the crew from Jackass get wind of this...
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Male 397
I NEED TO TRY THAT!!!
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Female 179
It just seems like are so many things that can go wrong with that.
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Male 1,348
My luck I would miss the net or it would fling me into the ground.
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Male 216
I hate your vocabulary... i say catapult cuz i can.
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Male 84
Link: Human Trebuchet [Rate Link] - Another silly Japanese game show, but this one admittedly looks pretty cool.
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