BP Castrol machine kicks balls at over 125mph

In anticipation of the upcoming World Cup, BP Castrol Japan has built a machine that kicks a football (or soccer ball, if you're American) might fast.

Soccer-kicking machine
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In anticipation of the upcoming World Cup, BP Castrol Japan has built a machine that kicks a football (or soccer ball, if you're American) at over 125mph. According to the MSNBC video, in comparison, Ronaldo (no mention if they mean the Portuguese or Brazilian superstar) kicks at about 80mph. According to an article on Guardian, a 114mph shot was recorded by a David Hirst from English club Sheffield Wednesday in 1996--still less powerful than what the machine is capable of.

This contraption is a promotional item and will be showcased during the tournament in South Africa. Trust the Japanese to make something like this. Now, all they have to do is make 22 life-size Gundams complete with these BP Castrol legs and you'll get the most epic football match known to man.

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(Source: Crave Asia via Gizmodo)

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