This week's explosive video of the week sees American daredevil David Marvin Jr set a new record for the farthest distance for a human fired from a cannon is

Fearless David managed to reach 59.05 m (193 ft 8.8 in) during the attempt on the set of Lo Show Dei Record, in Milan, Italy, which was recorded on 10 March 2011.

David was launched by a 8 m (26 ft 2.95 in) long cannon and was estimated to have travelled at an incredible speed of 120 km/h (74.56 mph), reaching a max altitude of 23 m (75 ft 5.51 in) from the ground.

Several members of David's family are human cannonballs and perform stunts worldwide, while the pneumatic cannon mechanism is a trade secret that belongs to the family.

This video is part of our video of the week series - each Wednesday we bring you one of the most interesting and exciting record-breaking videos from our archives! See the full series here: ‪