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22nd Jul '17 8:18:09 PM PaulA
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[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_cannonball The human cannonball]] is, of course, an old circus staple that still sees some use today in many performance acts. Obviously, no explosive propellant is used, so springs or compressed air is used to eject the human, with the housing still structured to look like a cannon to keep the idea of the trope alive. The targets are usually nets, air bags or bodies of water, but as noted on Wiki/TheOtherWiki, it still comes with its share of risks, specifically during [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou the landing part]] of the act.




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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_cannonball The human cannonball]] is, of course, an old circus staple that still sees some use today in many performance acts. Obviously, no explosive propellant is used, so springs or compressed air is used to eject the human, with the housing still structured to look like a cannon to keep the idea of the trope alive. The targets are usually nets, air bags or bodies of water, but as noted on Wiki/TheOtherWiki, it still comes with its share of risks, specifically during [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou the landing part]] of the act.

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22nd Jul '17 8:16:56 PM PaulA
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* In the Crosby/Hope comedy ''Film/RoadToZanzibar'' one of the scams the duo run is a human-cannonball act; it turns out Hope's character hides in a secret compartment in the base of the cannon and it's a dummy that gets launched out. (And catches fire, and crashes into a tent, and causes an entire carnival to [[DisasterDominoes burn down]].)
* In the ''Film/LoveAndDeath'' LovableCoward [[Creator/WoodyAllen Boris Grushenko]] hides in the cannon barrel. During the [[UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars battle of Austerlitz]]...

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* In the Crosby/Hope comedy ''Film/RoadToZanzibar'' ''WesternAnimation/ChickenRun'', Rocky is part of a circus act where he is shot out of a cannon. After one performance, he drops out of the scams sky into the duo run is a human-cannonball act; it turns out Hope's character hides in a secret compartment in the base lives of the cannon and it's a dummy that gets launched out. (And catches fire, and crashes into a tent, and causes an entire carnival to [[DisasterDominoes burn down]].)
* In the ''Film/LoveAndDeath'' LovableCoward [[Creator/WoodyAllen Boris Grushenko]] hides in the cannon barrel. During the [[UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars battle of Austerlitz]]...
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* In the Crosby/Hope comedy ''Film/RoadToZanzibar'' one of the scams the duo run is a human-cannonball act; it turns out Hope's character hides in a secret compartment in the base of the cannon and it's a dummy that gets launched out. (And catches fire, and crashes into a tent, and causes an entire carnival to [[DisasterDominoes burn down]].)
* In the ''Film/LoveAndDeath'' LovableCoward [[Creator/WoodyAllen Boris Grushenko]] hides in the cannon barrel. During the [[UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars battle of Austerlitz]]...
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22nd Jul '17 8:13:59 PM PaulA
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* In the Crosby/Hope comedy ''[[Film/RoadTo Road to Zanzibar]]'' one of the scams the duo run is a human-cannonball act; it turns out Hope's character hides in a secret compartment in the base of the cannon and it's a dummy that gets launched out. (And catches fire, and crashes into a tent, and causes an entire carnival to [[DisasterDominoes burn down]].)

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* In the Crosby/Hope comedy ''[[Film/RoadTo Road to Zanzibar]]'' ''Film/RoadToZanzibar'' one of the scams the duo run is a human-cannonball act; it turns out Hope's character hides in a secret compartment in the base of the cannon and it's a dummy that gets launched out. (And catches fire, and crashes into a tent, and causes an entire carnival to [[DisasterDominoes burn down]].)
1st Jul '17 4:26:59 PM nombretomado
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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_cannonball The human cannonball]] is, of course, an old circus staple that still sees some use today in many performance acts. Obviously, no explosive propellant is used, so springs or compressed air is used to eject the human, with the housing still structured to look like a cannon to keep the idea of the trope alive. The targets are usually nets, air bags or bodies of water, but as noted on TheOtherWiki, it still comes with its share of risks, specifically during [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou the landing part]] of the act.

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_cannonball The human cannonball]] is, of course, an old circus staple that still sees some use today in many performance acts. Obviously, no explosive propellant is used, so springs or compressed air is used to eject the human, with the housing still structured to look like a cannon to keep the idea of the trope alive. The targets are usually nets, air bags or bodies of water, but as noted on TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, it still comes with its share of risks, specifically during [[NotTheFallThatKillsYou the landing part]] of the act.
10th Jun '17 7:35:02 PM ironcommando
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* The anime-styled animation ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMM9P04DcbA&feature=youtu.be Zazel]]'' has this as its premise. In the future, Human Cannonball Racing is a sport, where contestants are fired from a series of cannons from a platform, and compete to reach the goal through the circular city hovering high in the sky. The plot happens when the titular girl who's a maintenance lady is accidentally mistaken for a contestant and is thrown into the tournament.
14th May '17 1:57:00 PM Abodos
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** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'', Yunobo has an ability to [[BeehiveBarrier become immune to any form of damage]]. As a result, he makes a very good cannonball and contributes to the Rudania fight by being used as ammo for the Goron Cannons.
17th Mar '17 1:14:14 AM isolato
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* In the ''Film/LoveAndDeath'' LovableCoward [[Creator/WoodyAllen Boris Grushenko]] hides in the cannon barrel. During the [[TheNapoleonicWars battle of Austerlitz]]...

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* In the ''Film/LoveAndDeath'' LovableCoward [[Creator/WoodyAllen Boris Grushenko]] hides in the cannon barrel. During the [[TheNapoleonicWars [[UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars battle of Austerlitz]]...
17th Mar '17 1:02:28 AM isolato
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* In the Film/LoveAndDeath LovableCoward [[Creator/WoodyAllen Boris Grushenko]] hides in the cannon barrel. During the [[TheNapoleonicWars battle of Austerlitz]]...

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* In the Film/LoveAndDeath ''Film/LoveAndDeath'' LovableCoward [[Creator/WoodyAllen Boris Grushenko]] hides in the cannon barrel. During the [[TheNapoleonicWars battle of Austerlitz]]...
15th Mar '17 9:08:47 AM isolato
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* In the Film/LoveAndDeath LovableCoward [[Creator/WoodyAllen Boris Grushenko]] hides in the cannon barrel. During the [[NapoleonicWars battle of Austerlitz]]...

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* In the Film/LoveAndDeath LovableCoward [[Creator/WoodyAllen Boris Grushenko]] hides in the cannon barrel. During the [[NapoleonicWars [[TheNapoleonicWars battle of Austerlitz]]...
15th Mar '17 8:15:51 AM isolato
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* In the Film/LoveAndDeath LovableCoward [[Creator/WoodyAllen Boris Grushenko]] hides in the canon barrel. During the [[NapoleonicWars battle of Austerlitz]]...

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* In the Film/LoveAndDeath LovableCoward [[Creator/WoodyAllen Boris Grushenko]] hides in the canon cannon barrel. During the [[NapoleonicWars battle of Austerlitz]]...
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