Human cannonballs

The first recorded story of a person being shot from a cannon was in England, circa 1877. Unfortunately, during one of her performances, “Zazel” broke her back and spent the rest of her life in a back brace. Since then, dozens of persons have been propelled from cannons at speeds up to 90 mph and as far as 201* feet at a height of 100 feet. More than half of these entertainers were killed while performing their act, most by missing the net. Picture gallery.


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