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Mythbusters Experiment Goes Awry

Hits: 15795 | Rating: (3.0) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: madest
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danky
Male, 18-29, Western US
 559 Posts
Friday, December 09, 2011 2:12:31 AM
lulz.

intrigid
Male, 18-29, Canada
 916 Posts
Thursday, December 08, 2011 10:40:16 PM
Mythbusters has always sucked, and considering I've never even seen the show, that's saying a lot.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10537 Posts
Thursday, December 08, 2011 3:37:40 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.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10537 Posts
Thursday, December 08, 2011 3:10:45 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?

CoyoteKing
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 2994 Posts
Thursday, December 08, 2011 1:42:07 PM
You can't get rid of MythBusters! You already took away NASA, what else will keep the generations to come interested in science?

greenbasterd
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2288 Posts
Thursday, December 08, 2011 11:55:04 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?

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 12726 Posts
Thursday, December 08, 2011 8:06:27 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.

JoeYC
Male, 18-29, Europe
 725 Posts
Thursday, December 08, 2011 6:26:29 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...

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 12726 Posts
Thursday, December 08, 2011 5:34:50 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.

JoeYC
Male, 18-29, Europe
 725 Posts
Thursday, December 08, 2011 3:47:56 AM
The ball was traveling around 1000 feet per second. american houses are made from cardboard lol. it would go though.

xCYBERDYNEx
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 4799 Posts
Thursday, December 08, 2011 2:47:42 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.

perviggo
Male, 18-29, Europe
 103 Posts
Thursday, December 08, 2011 2:04:28 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!

Fleaman1797
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 719 Posts
Thursday, December 08, 2011 1:30:36 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)

SnoopyBG
Male, 18-29, Europe
 632 Posts
Thursday, December 08, 2011 12:01:17 AM
I'm gonna be so mad if they don't air this episode.

xelous
Male, 18-29, Western US
 2552 Posts
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 11:54:20 PM
Just hope they air that experiment

lawndartsftw
Male, 40-49, Canada
 1815 Posts
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 7:23:58 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.

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 10250 Posts
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 6:56:44 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

bridog6996
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 570 Posts
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 6:53:41 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?

cyborg
Male, 13-17, Midwest US
 2799 Posts
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 6:36:05 PM
i really hope they air that

Steelgrid
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 2704 Posts
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 6:30:21 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.

boredisfun
Male, 18-29, Europe
 47 Posts
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 6:02:34 PM
"i looked inside and there was a big...cannon ball..."

Cajun247
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10118 Posts
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 5:34:07 PM
<Pats 5Cats on the head>

Don't worry dear friend, I believe you.

<Snickers wildly>

Fortitude
Male, 30-39, Australia
 256 Posts
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 5:29:22 PM
Had to happen eventually...

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 12726 Posts
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 5:13:46 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....

SteveHolt
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 88 Posts
Wednesday, December 07, 2011 4:57:09 PM
so you are supposed to get your car towed when your window breaks?

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