Mythbusters Stunt Goes Awry, Sends Cannonball Rocketing Through Homes

A cast iron cannonball rocketed through two homes and landed inside a minivan Tuesday when a Mythbusters TV experiment went wrong.

Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage are hosts of the scientific experimentation show, which airs on The Discovery Channel. The pair was reportedly trying to figure out how fast a cannonball would travel, when it misfired and shot hundreds of feet in the air.

This cannonball was supposed to go through several barrels of water and through a cinder block, and then ultimately into the side of the hill, said JD Nelson of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department.

Instead the cannonball flew over the foothills surrounding Camp Parks Military Firing Reservation, before spiralling back toward Dublin like a cruise missile — via redwolf.newsvine.com

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