Sunday 25 February 2018

Woman makes 500th cannonball flight

A woman has made her 500th human cannonball flight
A woman has made her 500th human cannonball flight

Twenty-five-year-old Gemma Kirby is marking a milestone of sorts in her dare devilish career.

For the 500th time, she turned herself into a human cannonball to the thrill of about 5,000 spectators at a Circus XTREME show in Philadelphia.

A show spokeswoman says the petite Minnesota woman, dressed in a sparkly silver outfit, shot out of the cannon, moved through the air at up to 66 mph and landed safely in an air bag about 104-feet away.

Ms Kirby is travelling with the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey show.

She was one of several acts designed to take the audience's breath away. A BMX troupe and parkour performers on trampoline also entertained the crowd.

Press Association

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