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Unread postAuthor: zeigs spud » Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:34 am

Insomniac wrote:I think the first potato gun was made of a pringles can, lighter fluid, a tennis ball and matches. Really, there was no one person who invented potato guns, they just evolved from the basic pringles can gun.


acualy the first patatoe gun just sucked out a small bit of the spud then forsivly shot it.

some1 in these forums has a pic of it as ther avatar.
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:43 pm

zeigs spud wrote:
Insomniac wrote:I think the first potato gun was made of a pringles can, lighter fluid, a tennis ball and matches. Really, there was no one person who invented potato guns, they just evolved from the basic pringles can gun.


acualy the first patatoe gun just sucked out a small bit of the spud then forsivly shot it.

some1 in these forums has a pic of it as ther avatar.
Those are not the first and are just toys.
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Unread postAuthor: zeigs spud » Sun Feb 25, 2007 1:04 pm

ummm yes. they are ancient. i seriosly dought ppl sho whole spuds before that. and besides a spud canon can be a toy. hell sell it and it is one.

toy or not it gets the job done for launching a spud.
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Unread postAuthor: joannaardway » Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:19 am

Considering a spudgun a toy is possibly a problem.
It is a recreational device - not a toy. Toys tend not to have the risk of exploding - or braining the neighbour's dog.
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Unread postAuthor: zeigs spud » Mon Feb 26, 2007 9:57 pm


oh joan he just so owned you rofl!!! omg that was great. fwew... :lol:

i think this subject is too debateable to the point where no1 will win, kinda like abortion..just spud abortion or abort-a-spud lol
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Unread postAuthor: risto » Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:15 pm

Point noted that potato guns arent toys....and i guess neither are Hello Kitty dolls....

but i think what paaiyan was talking about was the first large cannon that takes 2 hands to hold.

The little spud guns were probably inspiration, but they were no cannons.
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Unread postAuthor: zeigs spud » Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:38 pm

cannon- a mounted gun for firing heavy projectiles; a gun, howitzer, or mortar.

toy- an object, often a small representation of something familiar, as an animal or person, for children or others to play with; plaything.

i think that the small ones were most likely the first spud guns. which where also the insperation or not to start spud cannons.

then again a spud cannon coul be a toy becuase it can be considered a smaller representaion of a real cannon. (note some could but th same size but u get teh point)

again to debateable. nothing pattend nothing copyrighted, to records, nada.
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Unread postAuthor: Oscarmiar » Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:17 pm

What are spud bux
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Unread postAuthor: risto » Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:41 pm

For this:
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Welcome to the Forum, btw

(wrong place to post that, watch yourself)
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Unread postAuthor: joannaardway » Tue Feb 27, 2007 6:39 am

zeigs spud wrote:oh joan he just so owned you rofl!!! omg that was great. fwew... :lol:

Please don't call me Joan - please use Joanna, or Jo. Joan is an entirely different name.
If you have to shorten Joanna - which isn't that long anyway - then use Jo, which saves you another 2 key strokes over the incorrect Joan.

Back on topic: I did say - tend not to have.

There will always be some defective toys or other such stuff. That is not part of intended operation.

A spudgun's intended operation is by it's pure nature, dangerous - which means that it isn't a toy. Try selling a spudcannon as a toy, and you'd be out of business in a week from the overwhelming number of people out to sue you because "Little Timmy blew little Johnny's leg off".

Toys have to be safe - or, like the "Hello Kitty" situation, they have to be recalled.
Spudguns are a major risk in the hands of an idiot - the huge number of "Guy gets shot with potato gun" videos on the net should prove that.

Therefore, spudguns are not toys.
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Unread postAuthor: zeigs spud » Tue Feb 27, 2007 3:01 pm

yes but no one is selling to cannon so how can it be recalled. hell, a toy could be a car and they are dangerous. but i'm gonna stop replying in this lol it's TOO arguable.
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