Mini Cannon Explodes with Awesomeness

created at: 10/28/2010

We have no idea if this is the world’s smallest functioning and firing cannon, but as far as we call tell, it’s the only one that’s been captured and uploaded for all to see.

It’s built of brass, and can fire tiny steel balls (3.2mm/0.126inch) with enough accuracy and strength to pierce an aluminum can, break an egg and shatter a light bulb from over three feet away. “The cannon was built and works exactly like the antique cannons of Napoleon’s time or the mortars used in the American Civil War.”

Click through for two videos of it in action: