Record Human Cannonball for Distance

About the record for distance in the human cannonball, history of Emanuel Zacchini.

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The Record Human Cannonball. "The record distance for firing a human from a cannon is 175' in the case of Emanuel Zacchini in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus in 1940. His muzzle velocity was 145 mph. On his retirement the management was fortunate in finding that his daughter-in-law, Florinda, was of the same caliber."

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