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Old December 7 2011, 04:43 PM   #12
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Re: Mythbusters cannonball hits Dublin home and minivan

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I'm a little surprised that they tested a cannon on the bomb range instead of the Alameda Navy Yards where they've tested cannons in the past. There's a lot more open space around there.

Still, it does seem like an incredible fluke -- missed the target, broke through a cinderblock wall, bounced off a hillside.

I wonder what myth they were testing.
I heard on one news report that they were testing something having to do with how well a pool of water can absorb the impact of a cannonball. Who knows what the actual myth there is though.
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