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Mythbusters Cannonball Accident
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Posted 12/7/11 , edited 12/8/11
EDIT: Added video link here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj-CErr0VOY

EDIT 2: The show will go on and not be canceled (via Adam's tweet).

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/12/mythbusters-cannonball-discovery-channel.html

Mythbusters apology: http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/MythBusters-hosts-Sorry-about-that-cannonball-2376113.php

Apparently when the Build Team (Kari, Tory and Grant) were testing a myth about cannonballs, the cannonball fired missed its target and overflew, crashing into a house, smashing a roof and hitting a minivan. Luckily, no one was injured. This was done even within a controlled environment (bomb range) and with permission from the L.A. Police. Now the show producers are apologizing and will pay for damage compensation.

Shows that some experiments on this show are very dangerous and even the experts can get it wrong....

What are your thoughts, CR users?
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Posted 12/7/11 , edited 12/7/11
For some reason, I think its pretty amazingly funny =]
Nobody was hurt so its fine.

It bounced through a sleeping couples bedroom and out their front door, bounced onto the street then on some asian guy's roof, then landing inside a man's van. COOL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj-CErr0VOY <-- the vid is better than the news article in my opinion
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Posted 12/7/11
very interesting.. wonder how thye are going to pay
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Posted 12/7/11 , edited 12/7/11
That thing does not like Dave.. That was a cool hole right thru the house, 700 yrds two houses, 4 lane road, no one hurt.. Amazing!!
"Like a good neighbor.." Hello Steve, what, someone shot a canon at you car again..
Posted 12/7/11
What I'm surprised at that this show is still on the air lol

Thankfully no one was injured overall. Sucks for those people's house though.
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Posted 12/8/11
holy crap
Posted 12/8/11 , edited 12/8/11

unamuzed wrote:

holy crap


You took the words right out of my mouth.
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I suspect is isn't nearly as bad for the people who's house it was as you think. I mean, I'm pretty sure their house value just increased significantly.

Also, the summary wasn't quite right, the cannonball missed the initial part of the setup, hit the second part, then hit a hill, as it was supposed to, but instead of going into the ground it bounced off like a rubber ball and went on a rampage. (hence how it hit a house, they were firing in another direction, but it bounced off a hill in a very unexpected way).
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Posted 12/8/11
Cool beans with awesome sauce on top.
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Posted 12/8/11
Well, the media seems to blame Mythbusters too much on this for all the good they've done. I just don't like seeing this incident right next to murder trials >.>
Posted 12/8/11
I thought someone was killed. I'm disappointed.
Posted 12/8/11
You can't really safety control a cannon. Its a fucking cannon
Posted 12/8/11 , edited 12/8/11
Wonder why there's a house and a minivan in the controlled environment to begin with.
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Posted 12/8/11

mystic17 wrote:

What I'm surprised at that this show is still on the air lol

Thankfully no one was injured overall. Sucks for those people's house though.


can you believe they are bringing back fear factor.... ugh.
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Posted 12/8/11
It was gonna happen one day *evil laugh*
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