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denem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-07-11 05:09 PM
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'Mythbusters' cannonball hits Dublin home, minivan
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Edited on Wed Dec-07-11 05:51 PM by denem
Source: San Francisco Chronicle

DUBLIN -- One of the zany experiments staged by the "Mythbusters" television show nearly turned into a suburban tragedy Tuesday afternoon in Dublin when the crew fired a homemade cannon toward huge containers of water at the Alameda County Sheriff's Department bomb disposal range.

The cantaloupe-sized cannonball missed the water, tore through a cinder-block wall, skipped off a hillside and flew some 700 yards east, right into the Tassajara Creek neighborhood, where children were returning home from school at 4:15 p.m., authorities said.

There, the 6-inch projectile bounced in front of a home on quiet Cassata Place, ripped through the front door, raced up the stairs and blasted through a bedroom, where a man, woman and child slept through it all - only awakening because of plaster dust. ...

It exited the house, leaving a perfectly round hole in the stucco, crossed six-lane Tassajara Road, took out several tiles from the roof of a home on Bellevue Circle and finally slammed into the Gill family's beige Toyota Sienna minivan in a driveway on Springvale Drive.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/1...





To summarize:

1. Homemade cannon.
2. Fired at large containers of water
3. Missed
4, Tore through cinder block wall
5. Skipped off a hillside
6. Flew 700 yards into the Tassajara Creek neighborhood
7. Bounced in front of a home
8. Smashed through the front door
9. Raced up the stairs
10. Exited through bedroom wall (picture)
11. Crossed six lane highway
12. Skipped across a roof, taking out tiles
13. Slammed into a Toyota minivan.

No way.to this 'Single Cannonball Theory'. Appoint a commission.
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