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This Cannon Can Blast A Happy Hour's Worth Of Umbrella Drinks (VIDEO)

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Cannonballs can launch at about 250 meters per second, so a pyramid of cocktail drinks positioned just paces away from a cannon's mouth won't put up much resistance.

But it's really fun to watch the impact in slowwww motion.

In a recent YouTube video, the Slo-Mo Guys, Gavin Free and Daniel Gruchy, provide a 2,500 frames-per-second view of the grand event with their usual comedic touch.

While cannons seem like such an antiquated weapon from a bygone era, they can still do damage -- and not to just a bunch of umbrella cocktails.

An accident during a 2011 "MythBusters" segment resulted in a cannonball blasting through a bomb range and into a nearby neighborhood, where it crashed through a home and landed on a minivan.


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