The record distance for a human fired from a cannon is 56.54 m (185 ft 10 in), by David "Cannonball" Smith Sr. This human cannonball feat occurred on May 29, 1998, at Kennywood Park, West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, USA. It is estimated David was traveling at over 112 km/h (70 mph) during the flight! Despite all the airtime in his chosen profession, there is not a part of performing that David doesn't enjoy. "I am able to do something that is entertaining for people," he says, "I truly enjoy people!" He has eight children and five of them are human cannonballs! "The others are still too young!" he laughs. Continuing in their father's sky-high tradition is obviously in their blood!
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