Let's face it, Tools of destruction make us giggle.

Catapults, trebuchets, even hairspray powered potato canons are masterpieces of engineering. Based on the art, the beauty, and the sheer intellectual design behind them, they've earned a place in our heart.

That, and you can totally hit your neighbor's house with a "poo mortar" from the park.

As geeks we live in fantasy realms of knights, dragons, castles and keeps – so it goes without saying that any device that could DESTROY those things…

…will instantly become an object of worship. A gun may kill a man in the blink of an eye, but a catapult can huck a cow at him from the next county and make him look up with a split second of dawning comprehension right before he’s hit with a bovine boulder. In the end it is all about finesse, style, and a little bit of awe.

Light up that trebuchet load, let it fly, and read more It's All Geek to Me!

Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016