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Who knew there was such a sport as anvil shooting? The world championships are held every year in April in Laurel, Mississippi. Anvils are launched at various events around the country, mostly in the south.

Competitors launch in two categories: “traditional” using a stock anvil of 100 or more pounds and no more than two pounds of black powder and “super modified” which are more aerodynamic anvils made spefically for competition. Traditional anvils go up to 100 feet in the air. Super Modified anvils, launched from special baseplates, can go up to 400 feet.

Enjoy the videos, but don’t try this at home.