Mar 7 2008World's Largest Air Vortex Cannon Blows Out Birthday Candles From 180 Feet


Erbert and Gerbert, the delicious sandwich making company, decided to celebrate their 20th birthday in the most traditional way possible -- by building the world's largest air vortex cannon to blow out birthday candles from 180 feet. They even use a smoke machine in conjunction with the cannon so you can see the awesome rings as they travel. Certainly seems way cooler than the way I spent my last birthday. I thought everyone had forgotten about it, and so I went out the bars and got tyrannosaurus wrecked by myself. But when I came home all my friends and family where there! Awesome right? Wrong. It was an intervention.

Worthwhile video of the cannon in action after the jump.

Candle Cannon
Massive Air Vortex Candle Cannon Built: It Blows, Bigstyle [gizmodo]

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^ Don't people ever get tired of that? Cool cannon saw another version in a Japanese show but that one is no match for this. I wonder how big you can build a vortex cannon....maybe enough to destroy a house o_O? I'd definitely pay to see that.

I agree with Mr.Anderson, That would be insane to see happen!

Lol get a tractor to pull the canvas thing back, and just the line rofl. Whole house, gone.

What a bunch of nine-balls!

Good video. Dude's were stoked.

i loved how they blew that bitches lunch away serves her right...

Awesome...I like how they jumped up with happiness every single time...I bet the big bad wolf would like one of these for house-blowing.

Holy fracking sweet.

Unfortunately, this means they'll probably stop making subs and start stalking people with huge air vortex cannons. I mean, it's an addiction. Go ahead and ask me what I'm about to spend my house loan on. I wonder if they take firstborns as a down payment?

HAhaha when I read the article it sounded gay, but the video totally clears that up. Uber-Cool!

Dood. I had no idea. I too saw the one on that Japanese show years ago and thought, this is OKAY... But this cannon is ahhh-summmmm. I want one!

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