'MythBusters' misfire sends cannonball through neighborhood
The mishap occurred Tuesday while the Discovery Channel show was testing out whether other materials are just as effective as a cannonball when fired from a cannon.
Instead, the mythbusters learned how effective a cannonball can be when it misses its intended target, according to KGO-TV San Francisco.
The cannonball was fired from a bomb range in Dublin, about 35 miles east of San Francisco in Alameda County. It was supposed to hit trash cans but instead soared 700 yards into the home of a sleeping couple, leaving a 10-inch hole in the bedroom wall.
No one was injured.
Neighbors said "MythBusters" often tries its experiments in the area, and they have grown used to hearing explosions.
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Photo: A Dublin police officer stands near the exit hole Tuesday of a cannonball after it traveled through a house. Credit: Doug Duran / Associated Press