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62 Responses to Mythbusters Experiment Goes Awry

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    madest Male 40-49
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    December 7, 2011 at 9:02 am
    Link: Mythbusters Experiment Goes Awry - Ooooops.
  2. Profile photo of jav805
    jav805 Male 18-29
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    December 7, 2011 at 9:18 am
    Well, there`s yer problem.
  3. Profile photo of BritInvasion
    BritInvasion Male 18-29
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    December 7, 2011 at 9:24 am
    lol @ jav805

    Myth Confirmed.

    Adam is not going to admit anything, he`s going to reject reality and substitute his own.
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    shtsqud Male 30-39
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    December 7, 2011 at 9:33 am
    What a great idea! Lets shoot cannonballs towards those houses over there!
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    skytz1337 Male 18-29
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    December 7, 2011 at 9:55 am
    -knock knock!
    -who`s there?
    -BOOOOOOOOM!
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    Muert Male 30-39
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    December 7, 2011 at 9:56 am
    When/if they show this episode it will get the most viewers ever.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    December 7, 2011 at 10:00 am
    Was it the original duo or the build team?
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    Kain1 Male 18-29
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    December 7, 2011 at 10:19 am
    Oh no :/.. They`re gonna cancel Mythbusters :/.. My life is over...
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    December 7, 2011 at 10:22 am
    If they cancel mythbusters, I will kill everything.
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    Pandabee Female 40-49
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    December 7, 2011 at 10:28 am
    Mythbusters busted!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 7, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Myth Busted! There are no actual Irish people in Dublin!

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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 7, 2011 at 10:43 am
    Remember kids they`re what you call experts.....
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    December 7, 2011 at 10:59 am
    @Gerry

    Wrong part of the world dude
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    December 7, 2011 at 11:05 am
    Even `The Experts` can have a bad day. I`m sure they will make amends, Adam & Jamie won`t be canceled.
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    Ruffiana Male 30-39
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    December 7, 2011 at 11:10 am
    "Nearly killing people while they sleep is always an option"
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    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
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    December 7, 2011 at 11:11 am
    For science!
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    BritInvasion Male 18-29
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    December 7, 2011 at 11:18 am
    I`m sure they won`t be cancelled, they will just have to take better safety measures.

    In their...how many years running? This is their first major uncontrolled accident. Tory is their minor uncontrolled accident.
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    RyanHake Male 18-29
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    December 7, 2011 at 11:23 am
    Wow..I`m surprised it did all of that lol
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    Bottleofrum Male 18-29
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    December 7, 2011 at 11:42 am
    cant wait to see that episode
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    korahn Male 30-39
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    December 7, 2011 at 11:44 am
    According to a statement on http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/12/07/mythbusters-cannonball-statement/ All proper safety protocols were adhered to and that the accident was due to an unforeseen "unfortunate bounce."

    Why would you want to live that close to a bomb range anyway?
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    December 7, 2011 at 11:59 am
    "Why would you want to live that close to a bomb range anyway? "

    I`m bored today.. what do do.. Ooh! I`ll walk over to the bomb range and blow poo up! That is why.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    December 7, 2011 at 12:11 pm
    I thought that the bomb range (which they use a lot in Mythbusters) was in the middle of nowhere. It looks that way on the TV and if I was making a bomb range I`d put it in the middle of nowhere. Because it`s a bomb range. Surely putting it in the middle of nowhere is an obvious thing to do? It`s not like you`re short of space in the USA or short of transport. I`d put bomb ranges several miles from anywhere and have people drive to them.

    Proper safety protocols or not, if you`re doing live firing of artillery a few hundred yards from a densely populated area, sooner or later people will be killed. The real proper safety protocol should be to do the firing *outside of the range of anywhere anyone lives*.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    December 7, 2011 at 12:18 pm
    Wow..I`m surprised it did all of that lol

    Cannons were designed to ruin castles, which had hard stone walls yards thick. At full force, you could probably fire one straight through a couple of dozen modern houses, with their thin walls designed to be only as strong as necessary for keeping the house up. Probably without slowing the ball down much.

    Hey! There`s a new myth to be tested.

    This damage was from a *bounce*. So the ball had already lost most of its kinetic energy to the ground.
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    December 7, 2011 at 12:31 pm
    Wowo I cant WAIT to see this episode. I want to see the reaction as their show is about to put up several 100 thousand worth of insurance payments!!!
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    kilroy5555 Male 30-39
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    December 7, 2011 at 12:32 pm
    Now they can disprove the myth that they will not get sued if one of their experiments goes awry and damages private property!
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    December 7, 2011 at 12:35 pm
    I like how some of you are tossing out veiled insults. No one is perfect jackasses. Experts in the field can still make mistakes and from the actual story, there was nothing they could have done. It was the third shot that day, just hit with a bad bounce. No matter how good you are at something, some things are unavoidable.

    I mean really McGovern, what are you trying to accomplish with that little mockery of a comment? Do you think you could do better? Hmmmm?

    I mean seriously, see it for what it is, a CIRCUMSTANCE!!! Not a product of poor professionalism.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    December 7, 2011 at 12:47 pm
    Remember kids they`re what you call experts.....

    But not in everything.

    They are sensible enough to hire experts in relevant fields, though. They would have had explosives experts involved, people who know their poo.

    There`s a degree of inaccuracy inherent in cannons. This shot missed the energy-absorbing barrier they`d put up. Two previous shots done the same way had hit it.

    The real mistake is the positioning of the bomb range. Although it could reasonably be argued that they should have realised beforehand that made it an unsuitable location for the experiment.
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    beardtats Male 18-29
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    December 7, 2011 at 1:38 pm
    i think repayment to the public should be rendered in the form of nude photos of Care Byron (i think that`s how her name is spelled?)
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    tleking536 Male 30-39
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    December 7, 2011 at 1:49 pm
    They will pay the damages and everything will be fine.
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    RuralNinja Male 18-29
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    December 7, 2011 at 2:06 pm
    @Angilion My guess is that it used to be in the middle of nowhere when it was built. They said it is located on Camp Parks, an army reserve base. So the range has probably been there for decades, while the land around the base has slowly been bought and developed.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    December 7, 2011 at 2:25 pm
    i think that`s how her name is spelled?

    Kari.
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
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    December 7, 2011 at 2:41 pm
    "She thought it was a falling tree...or a meteorite" hahahahah
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    December 7, 2011 at 2:46 pm
    "She thought it was a falling tree...or a meteorite" hahahahah

    To be fair, those would probably be my first thoughts if something hit the roof of my house.

    Well, not the tree because there aren`t any near my house, but it`s not an unreasonable first thought if there are.
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    teq78 Male 30-39
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    December 7, 2011 at 3:08 pm
    as punishment adam and jamie should go to jail and Kari Byron should pose for playboy, u dont agree with me!? ask chuck norris!!!! YEAH!!!
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    biofag Male 18-29
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    December 7, 2011 at 3:10 pm
    this is crazy; I live right around here.
    Had the cannon ball been fired like 1 more degree to the south, it would have crashed into our megasuperplex (`merica) or even onto i580.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    December 7, 2011 at 4:00 pm
    What? Only one cannonball did all that damage? I think there was a second cannon, perhaps on a grassy knoll nearby, that really caused most of the destruction!

    (j/k! Just in case you think I`m THAT kookie!)
    (I`m not, honest!)
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    December 7, 2011 at 4:51 pm
    5Cats, I give you +5 Interwebz for that one. :-) I wish we had thumbs for posts here. :-)
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    SteveHolt Male 18-29
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    December 7, 2011 at 4:57 pm
    so you are supposed to get your car towed when your window breaks?
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 7, 2011 at 5:13 pm
    @Steelgrid

    Don`t be butthurt I like Mythbusters too. If I myself were to test a high powered cannon though I`d go to say a big desert and shoot it as far as I want there just a thought....
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    Fortitude Male 30-39
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    December 7, 2011 at 5:29 pm
    Had to happen eventually...
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    December 7, 2011 at 5:34 pm
    <Pats 5Cats on the head>

    Don`t worry dear friend, I believe you.

    <Snickers wildly>
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    boredisfun Male 18-29
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    December 7, 2011 at 6:02 pm
    "i looked inside and there was a big...cannon ball..."
  43. Profile photo of Steelgrid
    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    December 7, 2011 at 6:30 pm
    @Steelgrid

    Don`t be butthurt I like Mythbusters too. If I myself were to test a high powered cannon though I`d go to say a big desert and shoot it as far as I want there just a thought....

    First off you stupid fvuck, its not about wiether or not I like the show. Its about dumbasses like yourself placing blame where it doesnt belong.

    Also, LOOK AT THE PICTURE OF THE BOMB RANGE!!!!! its huge. They had preparations for it. A fence, and concrete wall, AND water barrels.

    It is a huge bomb range. but guess what, BOMBRANGES END!!!! They dont last for-fvucking-ever. They do in fact stop somewhere, this side happens to stop by a neighborhood. Again I tell you to pay attention and realize that is is a CIRCUMSTANCE. Un avoidable. They fired from one end, the 2 previous shots worked just fine. The third shot simply misfired.
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    cyborg Male 13-17
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    December 7, 2011 at 6:36 pm
    i really hope they air that
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    bridog6996 Male 18-29
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    December 7, 2011 at 6:53 pm
    I don`t know how it`s possible that a cannonball could have enough momentum to travel that far, rip through a concrete wall, then through a WHOLE HOUSE, off someone`s roof, bounce across the road, and through a minivan. WTF did they load that thing with? Uranium?
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    December 7, 2011 at 6:56 pm
    "And that was just the first house it struck."

    "This myth was supposed to discover whether other materials shot out of a cannon would be just as effective as a cannon ball"

    Oh... My... Godzilla
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    lawndartsftw Male 40-49
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    December 7, 2011 at 7:23 pm
    @Angilion - in addition to their use against castles, they were used on the battlefield against enemy troops/cavalry. Just point in the direction of said enemy, fire, and the skipping cannonball plowed down (killing,maiming) everything in its path. This actually turned out better than expected for the Mythbusters people...nobody was hurt or worse.
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    xelous Male 18-29
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    December 7, 2011 at 11:54 pm
    Just hope they air that experiment
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    SnoopyBG Male 18-29
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    December 8, 2011 at 12:01 am
    I`m gonna be so mad if they don`t air this episode.
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    Fleaman1797 Male 18-29
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    December 8, 2011 at 1:30 am
    Well. it was a nice show while it lasted. but the fragilians are gonna make sure its gone for good (by the way, a fragillian is a person of fragile nature. also known as a pussy)
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    perviggo Male 18-29
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    December 8, 2011 at 2:04 am
    science show... not so much. More like "blowing and shooting stuff up show". If someone were hit by that cannonball they would be transformed into a pulp. Dont need muthbusters to figure that out!
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    December 8, 2011 at 2:47 am
    @5Cats, there was most likely some sort of controlled demolition also. Walls don`t just have holes in them like that, there had to be some sort of weakening of the structure beforehand.
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    JoeYC Male 18-29
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    December 8, 2011 at 3:47 am
    The ball was traveling around 1000 feet per second. american houses are made from cardboard lol. it would go though.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 8, 2011 at 5:34 am
    @Steelgrid

    U MAD BRO?!?!?! Yes but they also have these things called firing ranges that use the power of angles to stop projectiles with burms. Notice I said firing range not bomb sounds like there`s differences otherwise they wouldn`t have had to rely on water barrels and a wall to stop it.

    @JoeYC

    Try breaking plywood over your head. Also, video tape it.
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    JoeYC Male 18-29
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    December 8, 2011 at 6:26 am
    plywood?!?! that stuff is easy to break. you know they used cannon balls to sink ships? traveling at 1000f/ps a 2kg cannon ball would weigh 600kg.. houses made out of bits of sheet board wouldnt stand a chance, hense why it happened...
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 8, 2011 at 8:06 am
    Then try breaking it over your head!! A real sheet not tiny strips. Cannon balls were used to destroy castles too so it would go through houses anywhere.
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    greenbasterd Male 18-29
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    December 8, 2011 at 11:55 am
    "She thought it was a falling tree...or a meteorite" hahahahah

    umm either of those ar emore likely to happen then a cannon ball? whast so funny.. is it cause he was asian you think hes dumb?
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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    December 8, 2011 at 1:42 pm
    You can`t get rid of MythBusters! You already took away NASA, what else will keep the generations to come interested in science?
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    December 8, 2011 at 3:10 pm
    traveling at 1000f/ps a 2kg cannon ball would weigh 600kg..

    kg is a unit of mass, not weight. So what did you actually mean? 1000fps is nowhere near close enough for relatavistic effects to be of any relevance, so the 2Kg ball will still have a mass of 2Kg.

    The equivalent of a 600Kg ball dropped 1m in average Earth gravity, maybe?
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    December 8, 2011 at 3:37 pm
    I don`t know how it`s possible that a cannonball could have enough momentum to travel that far, rip through a concrete wall, then through a WHOLE HOUSE, off someone`s roof, bounce across the road, and through a minivan. WTF did they load that thing with? Uranium?

    A full size cannonball at 1000fps has about as much kinetic energy as a car travelling at 95 mph. But the force of impact would be over a far smaller area (so far higher pressure) and the ball is far more solid than the car.

    Numbers, so you can see I`m not just pulling it out of the air:

    1000fps = 304.8 m/s
    Mass of ball = 42 lbs = ~19Kg.

    KE of ball = ~880 KJ

    95mph = ~42.5 m/s
    Mass of car = 1000Kg

    KE of car = ~900 KJ.
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    intrigid Male 18-29
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    December 8, 2011 at 10:40 pm
    Mythbusters has always sucked, and considering I`ve never even seen the show, that`s saying a lot.
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    danky Male 18-29
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    December 9, 2011 at 2:12 am
    lulz.

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