MythBusters Are Real Busters (21 pics + 1 video)

9 Dec 2011


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Now the hosts of Discovery Channel’s “MythBusters” can add a new problem to their list of experiements that found a solution. How do you think, can a 30-pound cannonball blast the wall, two homes and a minivan? Yes, it can. Though this “myth” hasn’t been planned.

A cannonball fired by a "MythBusters" crew at the Alameda County bomb to test whether other types of projectiles shot from a cannon would pick up the same speed and have the same impact as the streel ball took a few unfortunate bounces.

In this particular experiment, the projectile was intended to go through several barrels of water and a cinder block wall before striking the hills of the bomb range. However, the cannonball missed its target. Traveling at a speed of 1,000 feet (300 m) per second, the cannonball flew 700 yards (640 m) into a home where a couple was sleeping, bounced across a road, onto a roof and, finally, crashed into the window of a minivan. Luckily, people who were at home and the owner of the minivan who left his car a few minutes before the accident weren’t injured.


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Fenrisulven 9 year s ago
Paper walls?
Never underestimate the power of large crowds, of stupid people.
       
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RockabillyVegan 9 year s ago
it's sheetrock
       
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Enter your name 9 year s ago
Americans still haven't invented bricks to build their houses out of.
       
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orendadude 9 year s ago
Lol...won't see that one on TV...Priceless.
       
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vulpes 9 year s ago
Legende!!!!
       
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Enter your name 9 year s ago
Hahaha....my goodness, the families sure looked bewildered...i mean who wouldn't be when you're soundly sleeping and suddenly a cannon ball come out from nowhere and wrecking havoc on your homes and cars 0_O
       
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ptpie 9 year s ago
wow don't try this at home?
       
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iuhih007 9 year s ago
But how, since it was tried at a home
       
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Analphilosopher 9 year s ago
why are they testing myths in the middle of the night??
       
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Tarzan 9 year s ago
fail?
       
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MrTroll 9 year s ago
haha
       
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croco1988 9 year s ago
quality american house
       
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BillTheWelder 9 year s ago
Enter your name, That's ok, at least we have indoor plumbing and use toilet paper to wipe our asses after a shit.
       
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Mr. Ree 9 year s ago
I predict many lawsuits regarding this minor incident.
       
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