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Author:  Liza [ Mon May 31, 2010 9:55 am ]
Post subject:  Anti-hail cannons

I have read that farmers throughout history have fired cannons at storm clouds (much like today), in the hope of reducing the amount of hail, thus protecting their crops.
Can anyone confirm that these were used in 18th century rural France? And would they have used gun powder?
All comments much appreciated.

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