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River Crossing Trebuchet

"PULL!"... "Wheeeeeee!"
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Instead of building bridges at great cost to the public purse, we have decided to add a little fun to the process of crossing rivers and chasms, using a massive trebuchet and parachute system.

Drive your car onto the specially designed platform (similar to a shipping container skid) and the friendly staff tighten the tie-down straps and fit your 'chute.

Lots of creaking and groaning as your trebuchet tensions up and you and your family tighten your seatbelts, then FaDoomP! ThwaaaannnG! Whoosh!... eerie silence... THOOMP! and a "gentle" return to Earth on the far side, in the specially cleared landing field.

The crew rush out, unstrap you from the skid, furl the parachute and pack it for the return trip, treat any bruises and abrasions, top you up with a hot, sweet drink to alleviate shock symptoms and you go on your way.

UnaBubba, Apr 10 2012

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       //and you go on your way// More likely, everyone'll immediately want to do it again in the other direction.
mouseposture, Apr 11 2012
  

       I hadn't thought of that. I suppose you're right, [mouse]. Oops.
UnaBubba, Apr 11 2012
  

       That has to be one of the funniest sentences uttered in all of mankind's history, [21Q]. I laugh every time I hear or read it.
UnaBubba, Apr 12 2012
  
      
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