Canonball from “Mythbusters” Show Crashes Through House in Dublin, California


Yeow! Boys will be boys!

I can’t wait to see this episode.

Mythbusters shattered more than myths this time (think walls, a roof, a minivan … ):

… the popular Discovery Channel show intended to fire the 6-inch steel cannonball to test its velocity. It aimed the projectile at huge containers of water meant to absorb the impact on the grounds of the sheriff’s bomb disposal range.

But the ball somehow missed its mark, took an unforeseen bounce off a safety berm and barreled into the quiet Tassajara Creek neighborhood of Dublin about 4 p.m. Tuesday.

That’s where the projectile turned into a suburban pinball, bouncing off a sidewalk, blasting through a front door, barreling up some stairs and careening through a bedroom where a man, woman and child were reportedly sleeping.

The cannonball then punched through the home’s exterior stucco wall, sailed across a six-lane thoroughfare, ricocheted off the roof of another home and finally crashed through the window of a parked, empty Toyota Sienna minivan, where it came to rest.

Read the full article from the New York Daily News: Cannonball from ‘Mythbusters’ show crashes through Calif. home & lands in minivan.”

Here’s a local ABC News report:

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One Response to “Canonball from “Mythbusters” Show Crashes Through House in Dublin, California”
  1. Anna Haynes says:

    I hope they had insurance.

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