Major Oooops from Mythbusters

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    My dog would have ruined the carpet.
    I might've 'ruined' the carpet AND the dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    They also fired a granite cannonball from the loading docks over in Alameda that they never recovered either. It's amusing that they look for it every time they're out there, like it hasn't occurred to them that it likely went through one of the buildings in the city.
    Wouldn't someone have reported a cannon ball going through their building? And that would be one heck of a range record for a cannon at that.

    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    Something tells me they won't be utilising the bomb range anymore,and it's a good bet their EOD guy is also not gonna be participating in any future experiments.
    From what I read in the article, the cannon tipped, so it was an emplacement error, not like they aimed it on purpose. I doubt the EOD dude can catch any backlash from that, but I guess we'll find out.

    Quote Originally Posted by onehit View Post
    It was a bomb range not a shooting range. They shouldn't be firing projectiles at a bomb range anyway.
    I don't know about your local ranges, but I'm reasonably sure most available ranges wouldn't want you firing a cannon into their backstop. To me, a bomb range seems like a way more reasonable place to fire off a cannon, especially since with it being Mythbusters meaning the cannon was probably some other object (that could turn into a bomb if something went wrong) and not an actual purpose-built cannon.

    Quote Originally Posted by wdbailey View Post
    The truth is that those guys are special effects artists and not really qualified to do a great many things that they do. I'm sure the Sheriff's Departments EOD guy is good at what he does but if I were a gambling man I'd be willing to wager that there's not anyone who was in Artillery anywhere near that place when they pulled this stunt.
    They aren't qualified for a good bit of it, which would probably be the reason they bring in experts.

    I'd also like to point out that they've fired a lot of weird improvised weapons over the years and it is kind of surprising that this is the first time something like this happened, but then again they do seem to take as many precautions as they can. Simple mistake.

    I'd say this is like any other ND/AD (let's not even start that term war haha), which it seems quite a few people here have been willing to admit to having, it sucks that it happened, thank God no one was hurt and hopefully it doesn't happen again.
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