Friday, September 11, 2009

It's a bird, it's a's a human cannonball

Growing up, lots of children take on the hobbies of their parents. David Smith, Jr. is no different, except his father was a human cannonball. As a pair, the father-son duo has broken the World Record for longest human cannonball launch five different times.

As a second-generation human cannonball, David travels across the country for the last 11 years breaking records, drawing gasps and defying gravity. He's been featured on CNN, Jay Leno and NPR. You can see David "The Bullet" Smith all week at the Mountain State Fair, and see his cannon, the fifth one he and his father have built and used.

He'll make the jump both Saturdays and Sunday at 3, 6 and 8 p.m., and during the week Monday through Friday he'll perform at 6 and 8 p.m. IYou can find his cannon near the Cyclone ride on the Midway, and you'll spot his blue net right near by. caught his very first lunch tonight on camera, so check out his launch, his landing and his special tradition of kissing the ground after each safe landing.

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