CHILE – This is the shocking moment a model suffers whiplash when she is fired from a giant catapult during filming for a TV advert. Chilean model Maura Bellagamba was attached to a giant piece of elastic, fastened between two trees, and then pulled backwards by a jeep. Suddenly, and without her permission – according to the model – she was released and sent flying into the air at high speed. Ms Bellagamba was left, still attached to the elastic, shooting backwards and forwards between the trees. The model wore a crash helmet for the stunt but suffered whiplash injuries.
Cowabunga! After all that she walked away with a case of Whiplash? With that amount of launch power I’m kind of surprised she didn’t die in orbit, or at the very least had her organs liquified from the torque. Second question: What the hell did they think was going to happen? I’m no Newton (VIRGIN!), but I seem to remember learning that for every action, there’s an equal and opposite reaction. So…to stop the action of her being catapulted into the sun, they restricted her via tethers…and subsequently launched her back into the 7th level of hell. Chilean engineering at its finest, I guess. That’s what happens when you take the Wile E. Coyote to, well, anything.
Catapults and man. Ever since the days of the Black Death when infidels would launch infected bodies over the walls of cities has a beautifully dangerous marriage existed.