The world’s largest t-shirt cannon goes to 11

If you asked me to imagine what an over the top super t-shirt cannon would look like, I would have come up with something LESS than what the reality is.  Just look at that thing.  If you want to cause physical harm to someone with t-shirts, I think I found your in.  Basketball just got more… t-shirt cannon… like.

World's Largest t-shirt cannon

Here is what the Philadelphia 76ers Official press release had to say:

On opening night, the Sixers will unveil Big Bella, the world’s largest T-shirt launcher that fires 100 tees in just 60 seconds. Big Bella weighs 600 pounds and, when firing T-shirts into the upper reaches of the Wells Fargo Center, can be up to 10 feet high. The team commissioned the creation of Big Bella from FX in Motion, an entertainment elements company out of New Berlin, Wisc. The team will also drop T-shirts, free game tickets and other promotional items from the rafters of the Wells Fargo Center down to fans below in a new themed “Sixers Parachute Drop.”

I’m sorry, but when you create a 600 pound WORLD’S LARGEST t-shirt gun and name it Big Bella, the rules of engagement have changed.  I want to see what tops this.  100 shirts in 60 seconds isn’t enough for me.  I want 500 shifts in 30 seconds, MORE cannons!  I want the cannons to shoot up to 80 feet – through steel!

I felt like I just channeled my inner Tim Taylor there… I need an exorcist. 


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