atlatl

a quick note.
the podcast talked about an “atlatl” spear that some dude found in a glacier. there was a little mumbling about what it is, and then ryan told me to say something. Incidentally, i was trying to tell my cousin’s kid about them, she’s like 7, and she said she learned about it in school.

so for all of us who aren’t under 10. what’s an atlatl?

In short, it’s a stick that you use to throw a spear. You know how when you were a kid, your dad could throw a ball farther than you could? in part it was because his arm was longer. So the idea is that if you throw a spear at the end of a STICK rather than just from your hand, it’ll go farther/faster.

like this

Actually. you know those ball throwers that people use to help exercise their giant golden retrievers whose primary joy in life is to chase after a ball and then make them slimey? atl-atls work just like that but for spears.

NOTE. also, fishing rods.

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One Response to atlatl

  1. JacobNo Gravatar 6 July, 2010 at 5:37 pm #

    And in case anyone was wondering, I believe it’s pronounced “At-Lat-Ull”

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