FIREWORKS ROBOT SEIZES FLAMING FOOTBALL (Feb, 1932)

FIREWORKS ROBOT SEIZES FLAMING FOOTBALL

A game of Rugby football was played in fireworks recently in England as a spectacular part of a great pyrotechnic display. At the climax, a robot goalkeeper outlined in flames recovered a blazing ball from beneath a pair of flaming goalposts.

A rehearsal of the thrilling episode is shown in the photograph at the right. The celebration commemorated the anniversary of the discovery of the Guy Fawkes Gunpowder Plot, a conspiracy to blow up the British Houses of Parliament a little over three hundred years ago, which is observed in England much after the fashion of Fourth of July in this country.

2 comments
  1. Jim Devlin says: July 5, 20082:00 pm

    Hmmmm – no goalkeepers in rugby, which uses a prolate spheroid ball like an American football. Sounds and looks more like soccer (which most of the world knows as football).

    But those posts do look more like rugby posts. And the robot definitely has rugby player thighs.

    Are the three chaps on the right about to launch themselves into the air?

    And every 5th November we still burn Guy Fawkes in effigy for failing to blow up parliament.

  2. Torgo says: July 5, 20085:33 pm

    Somehow I don’t think the actual event can live up to this exciting headline.

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