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‘MythBusters’ Cannon Ball Accident [Video]

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The boys over at Mythbusters have been having a little too much fun when a cannonball decided it wanted to do whatever it wanted. Which was to kill a minivan

Unfortunately, Discovery acknowledged, “during the testing, a cannonball took an unforeseen bounce from a safety berm.”

And by “unforeseen bounce,” Discovery means that the cannonball — which was between softball and cantaloupe in size, according to various reports — missed the water vats and blew through a cinder-block wall late Tuesday afternoon.

Then, according to news reports and statements from the sheriff’s office, the errant cannonball stormed off the set and headed over to a residential neighborhood, bounced off a sidewalk, tore through someone’s front door, zipped up the stairs and through an occupied bedroom, blew out the back of the house, blasted over a six-lane thoroughfare and skimmed the top of another house, before brutally attacking a parked Toyota minivan.

So cannonballs can bounce. Another myth busted!

via ‘MythBusters’ cannon ball accident caused by ‘unforeseen bounce’ – The Washington Post.

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