Pea shooter traditionalists decry use of laser sights at annual competition

The Telegraph UK reports on the World Peashooting Championship where George, the 58-year-old reigning champion, used a high tech pea shooter to win again this year, much to the consternation of traditionalists, who use a simple straw.

George's home-designed device featured a gyroscopic balancing mechanism, a hyper-accurate laser sight, and what he described as "other bits" borrowed from his son's Nintendo.

The result is a fearsome piece of kit that has helped him to three world championships.

Contestants have to hit a calibrated target, fashioned out of putty, from a distance of 12 yards.

Pea shooters fight it out for world championships