Larye from Minneapolis wants to know: Why don’t they fire the cannon off at Gopher football games anymore? This is something they did for years after every Gopher touchdown. Rod Wallace, the man who fired the cannon, retired after this past season.
Saturday at Canterbury Park, the horseracing had some competition. As part of Saturday’s Memorial Day race festivities, Canterbury welcomed Dave “The Bullet” Smith to the track to fire up the crowd. Smith is the Guinness World Record Holder for human cannonballing, and he’s been on shows like “America’s Got Talent” and the “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. But after all his experience, is it still scary to climb into the cannon?
Hurry, hurry. Step right up to the University of Minnesota’s “Physics Circus.”
Picture this: an 8-foot long, two-by-four flying toward a window. That sort of thing happens in hurricane season and a Minnesota-based company is helping those people who have to deal with them.