The 40th Anniversary Python Holy Grail Box Set Doubles As a Working Catapult

It’s hard to believe that the greatest achievement in comedic filmmaking is already 40 years old. And to help get another generation hooked on the antics of Monty Python, the 40th anniversary box set of Monty Python and the Holy Grail includes a tiny (but working) cow catapult. »9/08/15 12:00pm9/08/15 12:00pm

This Piano Catapult = Poor Range, But Grand Psychological Menace

You may remember French puppeteering group Royal De Luxe's mechanical elephant, but here's an even more deliciously absurd contrivance. This is the piano catapult, a musical siege weapon that was recently shown off in the city of Nantes. It's not particularly effective, but at least we'll know what to expect if Billy… »12/12/11 9:40am12/12/11 9:40am