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Man fired from cannon at Raymond James Stadium

There’s nothing unusual about cannon fire at Raymond James Stadium. Shooting a guy out of a cannon? Unusual.

To promote it’s new, pirate-themed, multiplayer video game Sea of Thieves, Xbox was in Tampa on Tuesday to fire David “The Bullet” Smith from what it’s calling the “Xbox Pirate Blaster.”

The 34-foot-long cannon reportedly took “The Bullet” from 0 to 60 mph in one-fifth of a second, sending him flying 200 feet and setting a Guinness World Record for longest distance traveled by a human cannonball.

Here’s video.

 

Microsoft apparently chose the Buccaneers home stadium for its fitting decor, including a pirate ship with cannons that fire when the team scores.

Sea of Thieves gameplay includes players' ability to fire themselves from cannons. The game comes out March 20.

 

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Human Cannonball Dave "The Bullet" Smith breaks a Guinness record title for Greatest Distance Traveled as a Human Cannonball to promote "Sea of Thieves" at Raymond James Stadium. [Casey Brooke Lawson/AP Images for Xbox]

 

Guinness confirmed the new world record on Twitter later Tuesday afternoon.

 

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