Four Years of College Yield a Beer Catapult

A 22-year-old engineer just out of Duke has used his education to bring back the good times. He rigged up a catapault to his mini-fridge, activated it with a remote control, and voila: a beer-tossing machine. It took him 150 hours to put it together.

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A young engineer just out of college used his education to bring back the good times. He's rigged up a catapult to his mini-fridge, a tiny elevator to carry the beers activate a doll with a remote control - and voila, a beer-tossing machine. It took Duke graduate John Cornwell 150 hours to build plus a few dented walls and a near collision with his TV. But now the fridge can launch up to 10 beers before reloading.

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