Every day around noon (except on Sundays and public holidays), tension grows between two formidable opponents at the Lion Battery.
The Noon Guns
Strengths: 150 decibels of sound, 1.5 kg of gunpowder
Weaknesses: Over 2 centuries old
Strengths: Dangerous enthusiasm, penchant of souvenirs
Weaknesses: Complete and utter lack of physical awareness
It is therefore the job of
That South African Naval Guy who does the noon gun tours
to minimize casualties, collateral damage and overall risk involved.
NB: This is not an easy task.
You will need
a watch, gunpowder, earplugs, and a giant cotton swab (Q-tip),
as per the following video: