Archive for December, 2011

MythBusters: AKA house busters?

Today on a live episode of Discovery Channel’s “MythBusters”, things didn’t go the way they should’ve. Fox News Reports:

“A stunt for the show, “Mythbusters,” went awry  Tuesday when a cannonball was launched through the side of a California  home.

The house in Dublin — southeast of Oakland — was  hit at about 4:15 p.m. when a cannonball was “misfired” from a nearby bomb  range, KTVU-TV reported, citing the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department.

A sheriff’s spokesperson said “the cannonball took a  few unfortunate bounces” before hitting the home, going all the way through the  house before smashing the window of a mini van, KTVU-TV reports.

“That cannonball careened off the hill at a very bad  trajectory and carried into this neighborhood,” J.D. Nelson of Alameda County  Sheriff’s Department said.”

The stunt was meant to prove a myth was true or false (the “Myth” was unspecified by Fox news), but the result was unexpectedly destructive.

I watch MythBusters often enough to know that they do what they can to avoid problems such as this. perhaps if they were to experiment farther from the city, less problems would occur. Considering the event though, I believe someone wanted it to happen. It could’ve been one of the two hosts, a crew member, or one of the other cast members of the show. Of course, it’s an unlikely conclusion.

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