Catapult : Harry and I Build a Siege Weapon
This is a story about a guy who decided it would be great fun to build a catapult so that he could lob rocks into the Pacific Ocean. Jim Paul, the guy in question, knows nothing about mechanics, so he gets together with his friend Harry, who does. They need money for the project so they apply to the local Arts Council, explaining that they want to explore “catapult consciousness.” All of this takes place in California, and they get the money, of course. The story of how they build their contraption takes you on a wild ride through both history and mechanical engineering, and it’s more fun than a hurled boulder. Don't miss it!