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    FRANK ‘CANNONBALL’ RICHARDS – Punching Bag



    In 1932 ‘Cannonball’ Richards exploded onto the vaudeville entertainment scene with his remarkable act and his bombastic belly. Frank’s claim to fame was his seemingly ironclad gut and his act consisted of little more that taking heavy blows to his belly.

    ‘Cannonball’ Richards steadily increased the level of distress he subjected his belly too. He soon allowed spectators to jump on his stomach. Following that he allowed himself to be struck by a two-by-four and then, later, he was able to endure repeated sledgehammer blows. From all reports and records, there were no gimmicks at work during these performances.

    Finally, in a feat that ‘Cannonball’ Richards would forever be remembered for, Richards took to being shot in the belly with a cannonball.

    It is important to note, however, that ‘Cannonball’ Richards used a spring-loaded cannon to fire his cannonball. But equally, the velocity at which the ball traveled was still beyond the limits of sanity and would likely have killed or severely injured an average man.

    The image of this feat, performed twice daily during his time of greatest popularity, remains a near iconic photograph demonstrating the extremes possible in physical pain tolerance.

    Full article: http://thehumanmarvels.com/?p=126


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    Van Halen 3 has taken way more abuse than that poor slobs gut ever did.

    EDIT: No disrespect meant to Frank. The crazy fucker lived to about 82.
    Last edited by Number 47; 08.27.11 at 03:49 PM.

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    That's a tough SOB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VegasVic View Post
    The image of this feat, performed twice daily during his time of greatest popularity, remains a near iconic photograph demonstrating the extremes possible in physical pain tolerance.
    The cover makes a lot more sense now.

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    Painful, like listening to VHIII.
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