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'MythBusters' cannonball goes through nearby house
U.S. News ^ | December 6, 2011 | NBC News and msnbc.com staff

Posted on 12/06/2011 8:12:00 PM PST by EveningStar

A "MythBusters" experiment went awry Tuesday, sending a cannonball blasting through a home, the Alameda County Sheriff's Office said.

(Excerpt) Read more at usnews.msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: alamedacounty; cannonball; catastrophism; donttrythisathome; jamiewantbigboom; mythbusters; quackdamnyou
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1 posted on 12/06/2011 8:12:08 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro

ping


2 posted on 12/06/2011 8:13:01 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Busted???


3 posted on 12/06/2011 8:15:46 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: EveningStar

There was an event a few years ago in which a ski area used a 105 to do avalanche control. The crew put in the entire charge (it’s in 5 sections) and launched the projectile over the ski area, over the mountain, and into a village. Oops!


4 posted on 12/06/2011 8:16:11 PM PST by DBrow
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To: DBrow

2 thoughts from my usedtacould life:

1. Time passes, weather changes, and sh*t happens

2. Waddya mean it was bad? It looked good when it left here...


5 posted on 12/06/2011 8:18:51 PM PST by redlegplanner ( No Representation without Taxation)
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To: EveningStar

“We are experts, do not try this at home”


6 posted on 12/06/2011 8:19:12 PM PST by ThomasThomas ( If you can't laugh at your self, I will for you.)
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To: EveningStar
I guess instead of "Myth Busted", this is "Roof Busted".


7 posted on 12/06/2011 8:20:51 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: 21stCenturion; 75thOVI; Abathar; alarm rider; albee; Alice au Wonderland; Amityschild; ...
INDUSTRIAL STRENGTH
HUMOR

>> PING <<
No amateurs, please.
Send FReepmail if you want on/off ISHP list
The List of Ping Lists

8 posted on 12/06/2011 8:23:54 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: DBrow

It was the Utah Dept of Highways.


9 posted on 12/06/2011 8:28:41 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: EveningStar

10 posted on 12/06/2011 8:32:11 PM PST by TonyInOhio (Ohio's four seasons: Rain, Snow, Rain & Snow, and Humid)
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To: EveningStar

Ready.....

Aim.....

Wait a sec!

BOOM!

oops!


11 posted on 12/06/2011 8:32:14 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: EveningStar

That’s an insurance claim that would be fun to submit.


12 posted on 12/06/2011 8:33:51 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny ("Fair share" are the last two words I hear before I stop taking someone seriously.)
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To: martin_fierro

did the hyneman ever find his handmade missing cannonball from a long ago previous episode?

IIRC, it was lost on the long runway near some docks.


13 posted on 12/06/2011 8:34:07 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: EveningStar

Not guilty !!!

14 posted on 12/06/2011 8:34:49 PM PST by Eccl 10:2 (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - Ps 122:6)
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To: ThomasThomas

I always thought a more truthful statement would be “We have expensive insurance in case we screw things up, do not try this at home.”


15 posted on 12/06/2011 8:35:07 PM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: EveningStar

never point a loaded cannon at a structure you don’t want a hole in


16 posted on 12/06/2011 8:38:25 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Eccl 10:2

Amen brother!!


17 posted on 12/06/2011 8:39:01 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: EveningStar

18 posted on 12/06/2011 8:39:41 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: EveningStar

Oops!


19 posted on 12/06/2011 8:40:45 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: Eccl 10:2

When Kari is on my mind don’t work so good.


20 posted on 12/06/2011 8:41:47 PM PST by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: EveningStar
Remember the steam-powered cannon? They couldn't get the pressure they wanted and fired before the sun went down. It went much farther than they expected -- and had they gotten the pressure they wanted, it would have shot across the bay into down (San Francisco)(*).

(*)or whichever major city was just across the water from the empty area they were using to blast cannonballs.

21 posted on 12/06/2011 8:44:42 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: EveningStar

I don’t know what range they were using, but I’m guessing it was over at Santa Rita jail. That makes the house they hit 1/2 mile away.


22 posted on 12/06/2011 8:52:23 PM PST by WSGilcrest (/s)
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To: Paleo Conservative

It”s clear now since the other half of the boob belt met with us....


23 posted on 12/06/2011 8:58:16 PM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: Eccl 10:2

Kari ping...(hot smart redheaded chick with gun and killer smile)...whats not to love


24 posted on 12/06/2011 8:59:00 PM PST by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: EveningStar

Article says they were shooting at the Alameda County firing range which, IIRC from its use in prior episodes, is run by the Sheriff’s department. Presumably they had to sign off on whatever the MB’s were doing. Which should complicate things now.


25 posted on 12/06/2011 8:59:22 PM PST by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: Eccl 10:2
Good old Va, lady, would say something about the cannon and balls but i will skip it.
26 posted on 12/06/2011 9:00:16 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters)
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To: EveningStar

Watched the show once, thought they were idiots. I’ve known junior high school science students who could do a better job of it.


27 posted on 12/06/2011 9:00:52 PM PST by saint (God forgive us, we're killing babies made in His image.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

What’s more sickening, is that the middle boob in that picture reveals in a later episode that this was an important moment in his life. I had to switch the episode off it was that barf inducing.


28 posted on 12/06/2011 9:03:35 PM PST by mwilli20 (BO. Making communists proud all over the world.)
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To: Eccl 10:2

Kari is one of the hottest girls on the Television....


29 posted on 12/06/2011 9:09:10 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...
MythLovers
Thanks EveningStar. BTW, I'm not a fan of the show.


30 posted on 12/06/2011 9:25:09 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: saint
There is no science involved in these shows. How can you have science with an n-value of 1? It is just for entertainment. They've gotten things wrong on many occasions.
31 posted on 12/06/2011 9:27:19 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: EveningStar
No one was injured...It was unclear where the cannonball came to rest.

If it is unclear where it came to rest...how do we know no one was injured?

32 posted on 12/06/2011 9:29:08 PM PST by AndyTheBear
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To: EveningStar
Did they forget to convert to metric, or were they working with PG&E?

-PJ

33 posted on 12/06/2011 9:30:09 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: AndyTheBear; EveningStar
Sounds like a job for the Meteorite Men.
34 posted on 12/06/2011 9:33:05 PM PST by WSGilcrest (/s)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Busting the myth of Presidential penis size?


35 posted on 12/06/2011 9:34:04 PM PST by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Busting the myth of Presidential penis size?


36 posted on 12/06/2011 9:34:09 PM PST by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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Busting the myth of Presidential penis size?


37 posted on 12/06/2011 9:34:24 PM PST by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: Vermont Lt

Whoa, there! Easy fella.


38 posted on 12/06/2011 9:40:41 PM PST by WSGilcrest (/s)
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To: EveningStar

It seems a little odd that the Sheriff’s Dept. spokesman is... J.D. Nelson, who is the Mythbusters bomb expert.

Of course, it was even odder listening to Nelson when he was the sheriff’s Dept spokesman during some Oakland riot last year.

IMHO, Mythbusters needs to be careful. (...and I enjoy the show.) They seem to be constantly pushing the envelope for TV and someone is going to get seriously hurt or killed.


39 posted on 12/06/2011 9:46:27 PM PST by MediaMole
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To: Kirkwood
There is no science involved in these shows. How can you have science with an n-value of 1?

There is some science on some of the shows. For example the time they measured the difference in wetness one got when running vs walking in the rain. They controlled the conditions so the rain was similar and had dry coveralls with a wet suit underneath and weighed the coveralls to determine the amount of water absorbed. They ran several tests with both walking and running, with side wind and without side wind.

As for the idea that a single experiment is not science...nonsense. Albeit is not completed science, but certainly even one scientific experiment is a scientific experiment, despite it being alone. Even a thousand experiments is not completed science. At best science can get us closer to understanding how nature works, it can not get us all the way there ever. But progress is made one experiment at a time. Now if nobody cares to replicate some of their experiments, it is not their fault. Progress in science does not rely completely on any particular individuals, rather on others being willing to run experiments for themselves.

40 posted on 12/06/2011 9:46:48 PM PST by AndyTheBear
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To: AndyTheBear

BALONEY!


41 posted on 12/06/2011 10:21:37 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Eccl 10:2

Very not guilty!


42 posted on 12/06/2011 10:38:39 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: mwilli20

You mean that’s not a wax figure of 0bummer? lol I was sure it was.


43 posted on 12/06/2011 10:42:50 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: mwilli20; Paleo Conservative

To: Paleo Conservative

*****What’s more sickening, is that the middle boob in that picture reveals in a later episode that this was an important moment in his life.****

I thought they were looking at a wax statue of the ONE!


44 posted on 12/06/2011 11:00:53 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: EveningStar

45 posted on 12/06/2011 11:07:45 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: EveningStar

FORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

IDC.. Kari is hot. They get a pass for the mistakes.


46 posted on 12/06/2011 11:41:28 PM PST by cableguymn
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To: EveningStar

Oops


47 posted on 12/06/2011 11:47:05 PM PST by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: baddog 219

One of... Sasha, the redhead Manswer girl (and the rest) are hotter.. although imho Sasha is the hottest by far...


48 posted on 12/06/2011 11:50:54 PM PST by Schwaeky (The Republic--Shall be reorganized into the first American EMPIRE, for a safe and secure Society!)
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To: EveningStar

Slowly walking down the hall, faster than a cannonball...


49 posted on 12/07/2011 12:56:59 AM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: DBrow

Technical1y the charges are base through 7 for a 105 (M101 or M102 -not sure about a M119).

But yeah, failure to verify the charge can really spoil a day at the range. This is why artillery firing really needs adult supervision.

(genuflects and rubs his Saint Barbara medallion...)


50 posted on 12/07/2011 1:19:23 AM PST by SargeK
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