Blastoff! Human cannonballs are blood-and-guts bullets that get standing ovations at the end of every show. How much do you really know about these muzzle-scarred heroes?
Question 1 of 20
The first person to become a human cannonball was a man dressed as a woman. What was his stage name?
Question 2 of 20
How did the first human cannons propel their payloads skyward?
Question 3 of 20
The first human cannonball took flight where?
Question 4 of 20
What did early human cannoneers use to create a crowd-pleasing, dramatic bang?
Question 5 of 20
What's the current world height record for human cannonballs?
Question 6 of 20
How many pounds of pressure per square inch must a human cannonball withstand during liftoff?
Question 7 of 20
David "The Bullet" Smith Jr. once soared over which area?
Question 8 of 20
What's the cause of most fatalities in human cannonballing?
Question 9 of 20
Elvin Bale, "The Human Space Shuttle," overshot his airbag and suffered what kind of injury?
Question 10 of 20
In feet, what's the world record for the longest horizontal distance traveled by a human cannonball?
Question 11 of 20
Which family is credited with popularizing human cannonballing around the world for several decades?
Question 12 of 20
What's the last, most critical test of the cannon before a performance?
Question 13 of 20
During the blast, what speeds might human cannonballs reach?
Question 14 of 20
How do modern cannons fire their human bullets?
Question 15 of 20
The barrels of human cannons are about how long, in feet?
Question 16 of 20
What sort of safety gear do human cannonballs wear for protection?
Question 17 of 20
In early 2011, why did an English human cannonball die during his performance?
Question 18 of 20
In feet, about how long are the safety nets used to catch human cannonballs?
Question 19 of 20
What was the name of the first human cannonball to work in America?
Question 20 of 20