This is a video of a group of Australians dropping bowling balls from a 45-meter (~148-foot) tower onto an axe blade. Although there's much more footage of bowling balls being dropped from a 45-meter tower onto the ground NEAR an axe blade. I learned a lot by watching it. Mostly, that if you're ever a bowling ball being dropped from a 45-meter tower, you're going to want to do your best to avoid any axe blades at the bottom.
Hit the jump for the video.
Thanks to Brett S, who agrees if you have to be a sports ball, pray you're a Golden Snitch.