A new Mythbusters stunt has gone really rather wrong and while nobody was hurt, amazingly and thankfully, a couple of houses and a minivan took a good whupping.
The test involved firing a cannonball, supposedly into a series of trashcans filled with water. But something went wrong and they shot it seven hundred yards into a housing estate. It smashed through one house, crossed a road, skittered another and ended up ploughing into a minivan.
How did it happen? Discovery issued this statement:
During the testing, a cannonball took an unforeseen bounce from a safety berm. No injuries were reported, but damage was reported in one Dublin home and one parked car.
Sgt. J.D. Nelson, Public Information Officer and bomb technician for the Alameda County Sheriff’s office, who is a regular safety explosives expert for MythBusters, was on site and all proper safety protocol was observed.
Beyond Productions is currently assessing the situation and working with those whose property was affected.