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Mythbusters' Cannonade Rips Through Suburb:

Mr. Dr.
Heh, classic [1]
Who wants to play Video Games!
Lover of masks.
INBL

Holy shit that was funny.
Please.
[up]surprisedsurprisedsurprised

What the fuck?
 
Well, as long as nobody got hurt, that's hilarious.
 5 Barkey, Wed, 7th Dec '11 2:58:10 PM from Bunker 051 Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
War Profiteer
Holy. Shit.

That's some cartoonish ballistics they achieved.
The AR-15 is responsible for 95% of all deaths each year. The rest of the deaths are from obesity and drone strikes.
 6 Major Tom, Wed, 7th Dec '11 3:33:15 PM Relationship Status: Barbecuing
Eye'm the cutest!
That (upcoming) episode will be the greatest ever. Either that or it becomes a Missing Episode.
Endless Conflict: Every war ends in time, even supposedly this one.
Prince of Dorne
Well, apparently they had to take out an insurance for their activities, so hopefully the affected family will be well compensated.
Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken.

Unrelated ME1 Fanfic
Gunpla is amazing!
Note to mythbusters, do not purchase cannon balls made by Acme.

Or coat it in flubber.

 9 Mandemo, Wed, 7th Dec '11 5:07:39 PM from your moon, mining helium Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
Average moon dude
Wow, that was unexpected.

Still, knowing them they apologize, take better security measure next time and pay up for the damages.
I had no idea cannonballs could... bounce in this way. Would they have done that back in the day?

 11 Major Tom, Wed, 7th Dec '11 5:24:54 PM Relationship Status: Barbecuing
Eye'm the cutest!
Yep and did! (There's a reason why many cannon bombardments 1700-1850 had more casualties inflicted than rounds fired.)

edited 7th Dec '11 5:25:46 PM by MajorTom

Endless Conflict: Every war ends in time, even supposedly this one.
 12 Acebrock, Wed, 7th Dec '11 5:44:57 PM from So-Cal Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
I just saw on a local news report that the mythbusters have stated that no more cannons will be fired in Alameda County's bomb range, and that the episode will never air.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence
 13 Drunk Girlfriend, Wed, 7th Dec '11 5:49:42 PM from Castle Geekhaven
[up] Aww. sad
"I don't know how I do it. I'm like the Mr. Bean of sex." -Drunkscriblerian
 14 Sharysa, Wed, 7th Dec '11 6:01:38 PM from Alameda, CA Relationship Status: Dancing with Captain Jack Harkness
The local bard
I'm immensely glad that nobody got hurt, but no more cannons? *sadface*

Also, it's amusing and depressing to read the comments. So many people are Completely Missing the Point.
Mr. Dr.
So apparently the myth they were testing was how effective other items besides cannonballs were at being launched through a cannon......except they were using cannonballs.

Can cannonballs be effective for their intended purpose?-PLAUSIBLE

[up]Elaborate please

edited 7th Dec '11 6:14:20 PM by Mattonymy

Who wants to play Video Games!
 16 Blurring, Wed, 7th Dec '11 6:17:36 PM from Ampang, Selangor, Malaysia.
With a shot so elemental
[up] Isn't it normal that they used what is usual as baseline then move on to something weird to test?
If the intended targets of a wave motion gun are out there, they need to be found.
Crazy Bird
They should have fired the thing in the naval base like they did with the duct tape cannon. There's more room there, for starters.

In any case, this is why you should never try what these guys do at your own home.
 18 Sivartis, Wed, 7th Dec '11 6:23:17 PM from Washington State
Captionless One
[up][up]Yes, when asking "does x work as well as y when used in z?" you need to use x in z as a control to measure y against.

EDIT: Added 1 more[up].

edited 7th Dec '11 6:23:46 PM by Sivartis

♭What.
 19 Mark Von Lewis, Wed, 7th Dec '11 7:11:48 PM from Somewhere in Time Relationship Status: THIS CONCEPT OF 'WUV' CONFUSES AND INFURIATES US!
KCCO
Honestly, I wish I was one of people whose house was damages, because they now have an AWESOME story to tell their friends and co-workers. How many people can say the Mythbusters put a cannonball into their house?
There is no Zuul, there is only the Bear Jew.
 20 Major Tom, Wed, 7th Dec '11 7:12:55 PM Relationship Status: Barbecuing
Eye'm the cutest!
I would have said air the episode anyways had it been my place.
Endless Conflict: Every war ends in time, even supposedly this one.
[up]There's probably a liability issue that prevents them from airing an episode when something like this happens.
Byte Me
 22 Joesolo, Wed, 7th Dec '11 7:17:49 PM Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Honestaly, If I were them I'd patch the holes with clear fiberglass and, if the canon ball had gotten stuck in my house, leave it where it landed.

Sad they won't air the episode though. I'd air it and give each person affected a copy for free.

Maybe if they got permission from the people?

edited 7th Dec '11 7:18:14 PM by Joesolo

I am going to shove the sunshine so far up where the sun don't shine that you will vomit nothing but warm summer days -Belkar
 23 Blurring, Wed, 7th Dec '11 7:29:18 PM from Ampang, Selangor, Malaysia.
With a shot so elemental
Even if they are not airing the episode. Are they going to redo the testing somewhere else? Love those cannons.

edited 7th Dec '11 7:29:37 PM by Blurring

If the intended targets of a wave motion gun are out there, they need to be found.
IANAL, But I believe they can't air the episode because the law doesn't allow one to profit from these kinds of events, so as not to give people incentive to have "accidents".

edited 7th Dec '11 7:43:35 PM by GreatLich

 25 Ramus, Wed, 7th Dec '11 8:47:29 PM from some computer somwhere.
Lead.
Do not try what you're about to see at home.

See, we're what you'd call professionals.
The emotions of others can seem like such well guarded mysteries, people 8egin to 8elieve that's how their own emotions should 8e treated.
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