Thats because Bill Wilsons book is titled Backyard Catapults: How to Build Your Own (Loompanics).
Wilson who works for the Cingular Wireless cell phone company when hes not building catapults says his fascination with the medieval weapons began as a child while watching Saturday matinees about knights from the Dark Ages. He says when they brought out the catapult, I always thought it was the coolest thing.
Although a mans home is his castle, these days, there arent many castle walls the average homeowner needs to smash. Still, Wilson jokes, If they dont like their neighbor, theres a variety of things they can do.
Or they can do as Wilson did. He turned his old broken down Toyota into a target and shot rocks at it.
His record so far is 150 yards with a 10-pound rock.
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