Mythbusters Stunt Goes Horribly Wrong, Shoots Cannonball Through Somebody's House, Minivan

December 7, 2011

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"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.

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'Mythbusters' Accidentally Shot a Cannonball Into Someone's Home [yahoonews]

Thanks to Matt L., carsten and Max, who agree that between the bomb disposal range and the vampires, houses must be cheap as shit.

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