Storys of your life.

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One summer I had purchased several large sets of mortar shells for the 4th of July. These are the ones that come with a cardboard tube and 12 shells that you light and drop down the tube. A charge fires the shell about 70 feet in the air, where it explodes in a very pretty display.

The carboard tubes tend to break down, as the lifting charge has quite a punch., So I built my own using PVC pipe.

All went well until I had fired several shells, and by then the PVC had warmed up and become soft. The sharpe of the barrel became distorted enough to constrict the flight of the projectile.

The next shell that lauched only got about 30 feet high, exploding close enough to scare the daylights out of me. Luckily I was unharmed.

I rebuilt the laucher using steel pipe.
IRON-MAN (author)  LargeMouthBass6 years ago
How well did the steel pipe work?
I definitely was better than the PVC, from a durability and safety point of view.
happyjo6 years ago
Well, I was at this really awesome city and they were selling slices of pie. There was a LOOOOONG line. I didn't know anyone in it except my friend who was ahead of me. Then out of the blue, this kid, probably 5, came up to me, made a growling noise, and licked my arm. :P
IRON-MAN (author)  happyjo6 years ago
Thats Random! lol
:D Yep! That was a very strange incident!
Nothing interesting has ever happened to me, and I suspect nothing ever will. Weep Wail.
Kiteman6 years ago
I remember fondly the day I learned how to pluralise "story"...
happyjo Kiteman6 years ago
:D a ha ha ha! :D
Bwahaha. Took me a split-second.
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