A cannonball misfired by the “Mythbusters” TV show crew blasted through a California home Tuesday afternoon while its occupants were asleep. It then smashed through a window of a minivan parked a few hundred feet away.
No one was injured, and the East Dublin home’s residents did not wake up until the dust was settling on top of them, said an Alameda County Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
The cannonball was supposed to go through a few water-filled barrels and a concrete wall. Instead, it passed over the barrels, through the wall, and then took a “very unfortunate bounce that sent the ball skyward,” Nelson said.
Source: Mike Hill
Oops! Sometimes experiments go awry. Glad no one was hurt but I bet their insurance rates go up.
Here’s a news report from ABC 7 News on the incident: