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December 31, 2008

Rufus Hussey — The Beanshooter Man

You call it a slingshot.

Down a dirt road near Asheboro, North Carolina lives a 65-year-old man (at the time the video up top was made) who learned to use a slingshot for hunting as a young boy because only his older brother was allowed to use the family shotgun.

One of 13 children in a poor family, he told the interviewer that if you didn't hit your prey, you didn't eat.

[via ornsby chazzer]

December 31, 2008 at 05:01 PM | Permalink


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This looks like something that Jon Haas would really like.

Posted by: rick brown | Dec 1, 2009 4:05:15 PM

Check out this sight for more on Rufus Hussey.
He passed away in 1994 it say's R.I.P Rufus.

Posted by: chad | Jan 17, 2009 12:21:43 PM

where is the answer to Carol's post of January 9?

Posted by: JC | Jan 12, 2009 10:52:51 PM

How can I order one of his sling shots? Are they on the web some place?

Posted by: Carol | Jan 9, 2009 4:38:00 PM

That is really neat. I wish I knew folks like that!

Posted by: Lilorfnannie | Jan 1, 2009 1:55:02 PM

Joe, this guy lives only a couple miles from me but I have never heard of him or his skills. Thanks for this post.

Posted by: Garry | Jan 1, 2009 1:17:36 PM

Genuinely charming.

Posted by: EKW | Dec 31, 2008 9:38:10 PM

A slice of life as interesting, mysterious and humorous as any.
Thanks once again Joe for posting all of these gems.

Posted by: JY | Dec 31, 2008 7:33:18 PM

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