It’s possibly one of your first memorable examples of physics in action. Usually it occurs in the teenage years. Do you use the straight line trajectory through the interlace of branches or go for the parabolic toss? How do you achieve maximum coverage in the shortest amount of time? Ensure adequate velocity, but not so much as to cause the projectile to separate? With practice you do the underlying complex calculations without conscious thought.
And then technology comes along and makes it so much easier.