Mythbusters Mishap: Cannonball Crashes Into Two Homes, Minivan

The exit hole from a misfired cannonball on <em>Mythbusters</em>” />  <br /> A science experiment for the Discovery Channel show <em>Mythbusters</em> misfired Tuesday afternoon – literally – sending a cannonball smashing into two homes and a minivan in a residential neighborhood.</p>
<p>Hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage were testing a cannon in Dublin, Calif., to see how fast a cannonball could travel when the incident occurred, and they found out the hard way.</p>
<p>“This cannonball was supposed to go through several barrels of water and through a cinder block, and then ultimately into the side of the hill,” J.D. Nelson of the Alameda County Sheriff”s Department told CBS Los Angeles. </p>
<p>Instead, the rogue cannonball veered into a nearby neighborhood. It burst through the front door of a home, ricocheted up the stairs to the second floor, exited through a wall, and flew across the road into a second home, where it fell through the roof, according to CBS Los Angeles. It finally crashed through the window of a parked minivan before coming to a stop.</p>
<p>Though there were people inside both homes, no one was injured. </p>
<p>Jasper Gill, the owner of the minivan, told CBS he exited the vehicle minutes before the cannonball made its entry.</p>
<p>“It hit the dash, through the passenger window,” Gill said. “I”m lucky I”m alive.”</p>
<p>In a statement, the Discovery Channel said the testing was being conducted at the bomb range of the local sheriff”s department and proper safety protocols were observed.</p>
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