Mythbuster's Accident

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Old 12-08-11, 10:28 AM
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Mythbuster's Accident

I've been watching Mythbuster's for years and lately though all their safety precautions were going a bit too far. Well, apparently not... A cannon experiment went wrong and they ended up shooting through two houses.

"MythBusters" hosts apologize for cannon accident - Celebrity Circuit - CBS News
 
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Old 12-08-11, 12:12 PM
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Fe Fi Fo Fum, I smell lawyers. Was the myth canons aren't real?
 
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Old 12-08-11, 12:24 PM
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I already fear that the Reno Air Races may be no more. Now I wonder if they (Mythbusters) will be so restricted that they can't do anything fun and interesting.
 
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It all depends on what the insurance company has to say.
 
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I couldn't figure out the details of how this happened - it sounded like the weapon was on the gun range yet the projectile went into a residential area.
 
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I have not heard if they hit their intended target and the ball went right through or if the cannon was aimed wrong, or if it accidentally went off when it was aimed in the wrong direction (up) and the shot went over the target.
 
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Yikes!

Sounds like they took reasonable precautions and this just exceeded all predicted results.
 
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I wonder why the Washington Post felt that this comment was germain?

"The show, which recently made the list of top shows enjoyed by conservative Republicans, . . . ."

On edit - Stupid me, it's the Washington Post
 
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I wonder if that cannon ball was made of rubber. It seems to have bounced quite a few times.
 
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Old 12-10-11, 09:59 PM
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I read about that a few days ago, crazy. That thing must have had some velocity to it to go through a cinder block wall and still travel that far. Cool.
 
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Old 12-11-11, 03:37 AM
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I'll catch an episode or two occasionally, but find the "warnings" exhibited at the beginning of the show, in reality send this message: " don't try this at home, but if you do, be sure to do it this way" The show in general seems to be a "how to" for kids to destroy something. Ideas NEVER go wasted in a young mind, believe me.
 
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