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What This Alabama Archer Can Hit With a Bow and Arrow is Stunning: 'His Brain is Like a Ballistic Fire Control Computer

"He shoots a long bow that he designs himself and he doesn't have any form of sights on it."

Image credit: YouTube/Smarter Every Day

Byron Ferguson is an archer from Alabama with a reputation for being able to hit "anything you [throw] at him," according to Destin Sandlin, the host of Smarter Every Day.

Sandlin decided to see exactly what Ferguson could hit, and recorded it all in slow-motion video. The archer was able to hit progressively smaller items, down to an Asprin tablet tossed in the air.

Image credit: YouTube/Smarter Every Day

Image credit: YouTube/Smarter Every Day

Image credit: YouTube/Smarter Every Day

"I can understand how a modern archer can do this with a compound bow, because he has a really complicated sighting system," Sandlin said in shock. "Byron Ferguson does not shoot a modern bow. He shoots a long bow that he designs himself and he doesn't have any form of sights on it."

Image credit: YouTube/Smarter Every Day

Image credit: YouTube/Smarter Every Day

"People ask me all the time, 'How can you hit an Asprin tablet?'" Ferguson remarked. "Because I'm shooting at the center. The center of an Asprin tablet is exactly the same size as the center of a beach ball. You always shoot at the center."

Sandlin said Ferguson's brain is "like a ballistic fire control computer."

Image credit: YouTube/Smarter Every Day

"It's not just about accuracy though, it's also about timing," Sandlin added. "Once he figures out where the target is going to be, then he has to be accurate enough and well timed enough with a 70-pound bow to hit that target."

Watch Sandlin's complete video of his time with Ferguson, below:

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