So it’s with great delight that I’m announcing Cannonballs at the Castle. A wonderfully, dramatic stunt, I hope in the David Blaine mould, that’s really 150 years old, that I’ve upgraded using cannonballs and fire and ‘triumph over adversity’ to make it into something a bit more dramatic!
So here’s the deal – nine solid steel cannonballs, set on fire and swinging in an apparent random manner. Can I use science to journey through this deadly gauntlet? Well you’ll have to watch the video to find out!
The device is known as a Harmonic Pendulum, and was conceived by Ernst Mach 150 years ago. It is linked to the firing of the iconic Edinburgh Castle 1 o’clock gun in the most dramatic way. An inspiring and optimistic look to our connected future after a year of lockdowns and isolation.
and the many others who made this happen!