OK, here’s the thing Mythbusters, when firing a cannonball at a hill in California during one of your experiments make sure there isn’t homes behind it. Hosts of the popular science show Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage were trying to work out if a cannon was effective at firing non cannonball objects when they decided to shoot a real cannonball first. Well the ball flew out of the cannon, over the friggin hill, down into the town of Dublin and straight through two houses before coming to rest inside a minivan. Ta-da.
Psst I would have loved to have seen their faces!!!
You know one of the problems with living next door to a Civil War buff is that sometimes they can accidentally fire cannonballs at your house and on occassions hit it! William Maser’s hobby is recreating Civil War cannons and firing them. Hmm but sometimes the ball can just simply ricohete where it wants. Take last week for instance, he shot a cannonball which ricocheted unexpectedly, flew 400 yards into his neighbors yard, slammed through a window and wall of the house before ending up in their clothes closet.Bet he couldn’t do that again.Hmm, well he will have to wait until he sorts out his reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, and disorderly conduct charges before trying again.