On Tuesday, around four in the afternoon, a cannonball came whizzing through a Tassajara Creek neighborhood in California busting through two homes and a minivan. Where did the errant cannonball come from? The Mythbusters, Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman were testing a homemade cannonball experiment at the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department bomb disposal range when their cantalope-sized cannonball launched well beyond the safety barriers. Read our original report of the accident.
Thankfully no one was injured but a good amount of property damage occurred. In a press conference yesterday, Adam and Jamie fielded questions about the incident as well as apologized saying it was, “the worst thing that’s happened on our watch,” and they’ll do their best to see something like it never happens again.
It also seems unlikely we’ll ever see the segment on television since when asked whether or not the myth they were testing was confirmed or busted they said what happened is, “not entertainment.”
Bummer. I know it’s a serious situation and all, I mean, shit, someone could have DIED had they been struck by the cannonball. (Actually, I’d love to see them recreate what happens to a human body when hit by a cannonball with that kind of force but that might be in poor taste.) Since no one was injured, I don’t see why we can’t look passed it and still see the footage. Admit, you really want to see their faces when they learned the cannonball traveled an extra 700 yards.
Source: TDW: Geek