"Pfft, I could recognize a cannonball hole with my eyes closed."
Mythbusters, best known for never taking any of my suggestions, recently blasted a cannonball through somebody's house and someone else's minivan while shooting a segment at the Alemeda County Sheriff's Department bomb disposal range on whether or not cannonballs can destroy things. SPOILER: Yes. Also, never buy a house near a bomb disposal range.
The cantaloupe-sized cannonball missed the water [barrels], 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.
As hard as all of that is to believe, you know what the most shocking part was? That a family was asleep at 4:15 p.m. and didn't wake up to a cannonball blasting through their house. Look out, Tassajara Creek neighborhood -- sounds like you've got a vampire problem.
Hit the jump for one more shot of the exit hole and another of the minivan.
Thanks to Matt L., carsten and Max, who agree that between the bomb disposal range and the vampires, houses must be cheap as shit.