Monday, October 6, 2014

"History's bloodiest siege used human heads as cannonballs"
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Anonymous said...

This is weird... it's Hollywood that gave us the idea that cannonballs were the size of heads - in reality, they were smaller; they had to be. Remember, they had to be lifted and placed in the mouth of the canon, and they were made of solid iron. Also, I think a human head would shatter with the force of the gunpowder propelling it out of the cannon. The only way this would work is if several heads were fired at the same time, I think, because the ones at the front would be, as it were, propelled by the ones at the back and not by the gunpowder... or heads placed in front of a cannonball. Tanja Cilia (Malta, Europe).