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MythBusters Bust House

samzenpus posted more than 2 years ago | from the home-busters dept.

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ewhac writes "The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting that the MythBusters accidentally sent a cannon ball hurtling through Dublin this afternoon, punching through a home, bouncing across a six-lane road, and ultimately coming to a rest inside a now-demolished Toyota minivan. Amazingly, there were no injuries. The ball was fired from a home-made cannon at the Alameda County Sheriff's Department bomb range, and was intended to strike a water target. Instead the ball missed the water, punched through a cinder-block wall, and skipped off the hill behind. Prior to today, the MythBusters had been shooting episodes at the bomb range for over seven years without major incident. It is not clear whether Savage/Hyneman or Belleci/Imahara/Byron were conducting the experiment."

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Not to be too pedantic (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38290212)

But this is posted on Wednesday morning, and the summary says "this afternoon". Has /. gone psychic?

Re:Not to be too pedantic (0)

knuthin (2255242) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290238)

Timezones. UJelly?

Re:Not to be too pedantic (4, Insightful)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290382)

You do realize that stories are submitted well in advance of when they're actually posted, right? Sometimes DAYS in advance.

Re:Not to be too pedantic (-1, Flamebait)

PopeRatzo (965947) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290694)

You do realize that stories are submitted well in advance of when they're actually posted, right? Sometimes DAYS in advance.

It's a television show. It was probably planned WEEKS in advance.

I will believe this the minute people involved in the show are arrested and prosecuted. Until then, the safe bet is publicity stunt.

Re:Not to be too pedantic (5, Informative)

Niris (1443675) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290386)

It happened yesterday. It was on local news last night

Busted! (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38290222)

Professionals my ass. I can do more damage than that by trying that at home, amateurs.

I thought (2)

knuthin (2255242) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290224)

Being a mythbuster gets them "shoot-a-cannon-through-the-wall" privileges. :/

Re:I thought (3, Funny)

ByOhTek (1181381) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290596)

Probably not. They'll get fired, arrested, mysteriously disappear from prison, and coincidentally, the DoD will have a new "Mythical" or "Buster" kinetic/ballistic weapons research team!

Re:I thought (2)

sheehaje (240093) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290666)

Alls I know is that was one magic loogie..

Re:I thought (1)

BagOCrap (980854) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290742)

Well, they certainly had a blast!

Adam was quoted as (4, Funny)

NoNonAlphaCharsHere (2201864) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290234)

Jumping up and down, clapping his hands and giggling with glee.

Re:Adam was quoted as (4, Funny)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290432)

Frankly, I would consider it an honor to have my minivan crushed by a Mythbusters experiment.

Re:Adam was quoted as (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38290544)

Plus I am *sure* they have insurance to cover it...

Re:Adam was quoted as (4, Interesting)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290576)

I'm pretty sure Discovery will cover it, and probably give them a substantial bonus and invite them to participate in the episode to boot.

Re:Adam was quoted as (5, Funny)

j00r0m4nc3r (959816) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290608)

Yeah, maybe they will get to play Buster.

Re:Adam was quoted as (0)

tomboalogo (2509404) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290788)

Only if those 2 f'ing retards were inside!!!

Re:Adam was quoted as (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38290870)

Yeah, me too. Cept I don't have a minivan. I'd probably want them to autograph the wreckage too and get a certificate of authenticity and all that. I might actually be annoyed with the house thing though but I imagine Discovery is good for it.

Still, this brings up an important security issue. I always thought that bomb ranges were, I dunno, more secure? If the Mythbusters stuff can get out of there, shouldn't conventional explosives be able to also?

Re:Adam was quoted as (3, Funny)

dna_(c)(tm)(r) (618003) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290542)

They said as much: "the MythBusters had been shooting episodes"

But frankly "the MythBusters had shooting episodes" would have covered that as well...

Interns? (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38290242)

One of the interns who are never visible on the mythbusters episodes probably did it. I think they just photoshop in Jamie and Adam on most episodes.

Remember (5, Funny)

broginator (1955750) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290244)

Don't try any of this at home. They're what you call "professionals".

Re:Remember (2, Insightful)

Reverand Dave (1959652) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290310)

Yes "professionals" performing "scientific experiments." That professionals line always makes me laugh.

Re:Remember (5, Insightful)

rtfa-troll (1340807) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290334)

"Professionals" means that, unlike us slashdot posters, they get paid for being insane.

Re:Remember (4, Funny)

L4t3r4lu5 (1216702) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290492)

They're professionals in the same way as Top Gear's Clarkson, May and Hammond are "professionals"; They dick about destroying stuff for entertainment, but have backgrounds in Seerius Bizniss.

Someone once compared that show to Last of the Summer Wine; Three old men getting into mischief.

Re:Remember (5, Insightful)

gurps_npc (621217) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290806)

Wow, did Top Gear's Clarkson, May and Hammond work as professional drivers before they got their show?

Because Savage and Huneman worked as professional special effects artists before they started in Mythbusters.

That is what made them professionals. Support your claims.

Re:Remember (5, Insightful)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290644)

Obligatory xkcd [xkcd.com] , for smug dipshits who feel the need to inject "They're not REAL scientists" into every Mythbusters thread.

Re:Remember (2)

jellomizer (103300) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290370)

Yes because unlike most do it at home they have insurance to cover it.
I mean if they did that in a bomb range. What would happen if average joe did it in their back yard.

Re:Remember (4, Insightful)

tophermeyer (1573841) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290586)

I mean if they did that in a bomb range. What would happen if average joe did it in their back yard.

For me your point raises an interesting thought. Who are these people that are living within cannon shot of a bomb range? And would they really be all that surprised when some of their things accidentally get boomed?

Re:Remember (4, Insightful)

Overzeetop (214511) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290396)

Professional really just means you have insurance for when you screw up.

Re:Remember (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38290594)

Yeah, they'll try it at (or rather through) your home for you!

Intercontinental! (5, Funny)

jabberw0k (62554) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290246)

To shoot a cannon-ball from San Francisco to Dublin is quite a feat. Wait, not that Dublin?

Re:Intercontinental! (4, Funny)

jellomizer (103300) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290426)

Myth: can you build an intercontinental projectal. With duct tape and cheese.

Re:Intercontinental! (2)

mwvdlee (775178) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290640)

What's the shortest distance between any two continents, anywhere in the world?

Re:Intercontinental! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38290688)

Well if you think Europe and Asia are two different continents, 0ft. And since Mythbusters have built a duct tape cannon and fired cheese out of a cannon, myth confirmed.

Re:Intercontinental! (2)

Kommet (27381) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290706)

I'm guessing it's either North and South America or else Europe and Asia.

Funny Stuff (4, Interesting)

methano (519830) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290252)

So the cannon ball flies through the neighborhood at 4:15 PM when all the kids are coming home from school and tears through a house where the parents and kids are sleeping.

So why are they sleeping in the middle of the afternoon?

Just curious.

Re:Funny Stuff (4, Insightful)

Hatta (162192) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290346)

I'm guessing they're new parents.

Re:Funny Stuff (5, Informative)

speedlaw (878924) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290638)

You sleep when the baby sleeps-it's easier to let it win in the beginning before we destroy their time sense and make them use clocks.

Re:Funny Stuff (2, Funny)

JSBiff (87824) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290350)

Since you've apparently never been explained the meaning of the word "nap", let me provide a link to the definition:

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/nap [thefreedictionary.com]

Re:Funny Stuff (1)

deniable (76198) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290376)

I know that one, the cannon-ball followed the nap-of-the-earth.

Re:Funny Stuff (1)

Nutria (679911) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290502)

One parent napping in the afternoon is reasonable, but both???

Unless the non-caregiver works at night...

Re:Funny Stuff (4, Funny)

d3ac0n (715594) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290634)

Heh. Spoken by a true non-parent.

It's called: "baby asleep in the crib, Parents having nookie very quietly in the bed." Many many parents have done it.

Unless, of course, we have a night-shift worker parent and a very tired child care parent. Which also makes sense.

Sometimes you sleep when the baby does.

Re:Funny Stuff (2)

happylight (600739) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290760)

In some culture it's quite commonplace for everyone to take afternoon naps. Where I came from public schools had designated afternoon nap time when students and teachers napped.

It was quite the weird transition moving to United States where people considered it bizarre.

Re:Funny Stuff (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38290648)

Really? That's the part of the story that makes you say hmmm? The fact that reportedly a 6-inch cannonball fired from a homemade cannon busts through a cinder-block wall, then bounces off a hillside, then flies 700 yards and bounces again, then goes through a front door, bounces up a stairway and into a bedroom where it proceeds to bust through a stucco wall, and after all that, still had enough energy to fly over to a neighboring house hitting its roof and destroying a few roof tiles, crosses a six lane highway (still in the air, presumably) over into another neighborhood and crashes into a parked minivan shattering its windshield and destroying its dashboard is all copacetic with you, but taking a nap in the afternoon makes the story hard to believe?

Up stairs and through walls (4, Insightful)

Securityemo (1407943) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290264)

and still having enough force to skip across the road and bounce off a roof? You'd think that friction would have stopped it. Wonder what the stairs looked like afterwards.

Re:Up stairs and through walls (4, Interesting)

Shirogitsune (1810950) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290326)

Slather it with enough lard and you don't have to worry so much about friction. ;)

Re:Up stairs and through walls (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38290348)

I bet you say that to all the boys.

Re:Up stairs and through walls (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38290472)

I'm betting that's not the first time you've used that saying?

Re:Up stairs and through walls (1)

v1 (525388) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290412)

You'd think that friction would have stopped it.

There's a lot of energy in a canonball due to its high mass and usual velocity. (and they tend to be round and rather smooth also) It takes quite a lot to stop one. They're designed to smash through stuff, and they do a pretty good job of it.

Even smaller canon shots would typically go in one side of a ship and out the other unless they hit something really substantial. They also had special twin balls that were chained together and fired out a single barrel, that would be aimed at sail masts. If the shot was on and luck was good, a ball would go past both sides of the mast, and the chain would slice right through the mast and take down some of the sails, allowing the pursuing ship to catch up. Some serious energy there.

Re:Up stairs and through walls (1)

djsmiley (752149) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290508)

Except most cannons are mounted on the side, not front of ships... which means your actually firing this as you take over / turn.... not from behind :)

Re:Up stairs and through walls (4, Informative)

d3ac0n (715594) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290814)

Except most cannons are mounted on the side, not front of ships... which means your actually firing this as you take over / turn.... not from behind :)

Most British (and American) Ships of the Line from the late 17th and 18th centuries had long range forward facing guns called "Long Nines". These were cast iron, "9 pound" guns usually 8 or 9 feet in length used as a "chase gun" firing from the bow or stern of the ship. On the larger ships such as the classic British "Man of War", often entire broadside batteries were "long nines".

This was part of the reason why the British fleet ruled the seas for so long. They could take out an enemy from a range so far the enemy could not shoot back.

Re:Up stairs and through walls (2)

virg_mattes (230616) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290832)

Many descriptions of naval tactics involve turning broadside during pursuit, the idea being that the damage you do to the leading vessel will make up for the loss of progress you suffer from doing it. Also, back in sail days ship pursuits could last for days, so what's another twenty minutes if you might cripple your target or convince them to surrender?

Virg

Re:Up stairs and through walls (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38290844)

Except most cannons are mounted on the side, not front of ships... which means your actually firing this as you take over / turn.... not from behind :)

The ships are not cars on a highway, confined to parallel tracks. You could make a sharp turn until you have opponent in your gunners' sights, then fire the guns while you are in position.

Re:Up stairs and through walls (1)

Darkinspiration (901976) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290876)

You never heard of chaser gun ? Specialy design cannon either on the bow or sturn sometime both.

Re:Up stairs and through walls (1)

tylernt (581794) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290562)

They also had special twin balls that were chained together and fired out a single barrel, that would be aimed at sail masts. If the shot was on and luck was good, a ball would go past both sides of the mast, and the chain would slice right through the mast

I'm dubious. Mythbusters should test that myth... oh wait.

like the jfk magic bullet (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38290416)

that thing has a lot of power.

Re:Up stairs and through walls (5, Informative)

gurps_npc (621217) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290756)

Momentum is a killer. Heavy weight + even low speed = will not stop.

Back when they used cannonballs in war, they used to fire "ground balls". The balls would bounce along on the ground, moving rather slowly.

Ineveitably some newbie would see it and try to stop it with his foot.

The next day they call those newbies "Stumpie" .

Don't worry guys! (2)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290266)

We were just investigating claims that the house was haunted.

By looking at the trajectory of the projectile between the entry hole in the house and the entry hole in the car, along with the complete lack of ballistic ectoplasm at the scene, I think we can conclude that myth to be busted, either by the scientific method or extreme prejudice, we aren't quite certain...

Re:Don't worry guys! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38290714)

Better call in the Ghost Hunters. They're science types. You know that because they're on SciFi.

Belleci/Imahara/Byron (5, Informative)

xollox (2489800) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290286)

It was definitely Belleci, Imahara and Byron. They were posting all sorts of pics of it on twitter (which have since been removed.)

Re:Belleci/Imahara/Byron (2)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290422)

I'm sensing that Tori won out over Grant in the "Is this safe?" debate on that one.

Re:Belleci/Imahara/Byron (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290434)

Just checked the Google Caches. Nothing relevant in Grant's or Tori's, but when I try to load Kari's cache I get a 404...hmm...

MythBusters (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38290288)

Having run out of myths, those at MythBusters have to broaden their definition of "busting"...

Wow, impressive (4, Funny)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290296)

They shot a cannonball all the way from Alameda to Ireland?!? Holy shit, those guys are good!

Re:Wow, impressive (1)

JSBiff (87824) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290420)

No, no, not Ireland - that's in WV. Just to Dublin, in CA.

Footage (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38290300)

So... will we ever see the footage?
My bet is no... It was probably destroyed within 10 minutes of the incident.
On-site producer to camera-men: "Initiate liability protocol!"

Re:Footage (5, Insightful)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290356)

Are you kidding? That's ratings GOLD, my friend. Hell, Discovery will probably promo the shit out of it.

The only way you wouldn't see footage like that was if someone got seriously hurt or killed. And even then they would probably do a very special "tribute" episode.

Its not their problem (5, Insightful)

LoRdTAW (99712) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290302)

MythBusters isn't at fault here, the Alameda County Sheriff's Department bomb range is. Its their job to ensure the safety of any tests conducted on their site. Half the time you see sheriff whats-his-name preparing the explosives and one of the MB crew pushes the button to make boom. This will probably result in a few sensationalist headlines, insurance claims and the bomb range building bigger hills out of dirt. Case closed.

Re:Its not their problem (5, Insightful)

Hatta (162192) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290384)

It is their problem if the Alameda County Sheriff's Department gets cold feet (or sued) and doesn't want to do any more myth busting.

Re:Its not their problem (2)

MightyYar (622222) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290530)

Right, because no town on earth would ever want the Mythbusters show produced locally...

Re:Its not their problem (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38290790)

Yeah, what town wouldn't want to play host to a television show that routinely includes explosions in its production? I'm sure the town citizenry wouldn't mind since it's all done in the name of Science!

Re:Its not their problem (1)

J4 (449) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290848)

But then how are they gonna get on TV?
I'm surprised they have time anyway what with Alameda's bomb problem and all.

Re:Its not their problem (3, Insightful)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290494)

My guess is that the cannonball bounced off of one of the backing berms, the "hill" being spoken about in the news.

NIMBY's (4, Informative)

linguizic (806996) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290304)

I guess the NIMBY's were right... ...but anyway, the Alameda County bomb range is in a fairly populated area. I'm amazed this hasn't happened before. Here's a map of the area [google.com] . Point A is approximately where it landed, which is not far from the park and ride I used to use. The dark brown patches to the northwest of A is where the bomb range is.

Re:NIMBY's (5, Insightful)

Zironic (1112127) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290360)

Well, in this case the bomb range was built first, and then they build houses around if afterwards. It takes NIMBY to quite another level when you build the backyard in question on top of what you don't want there.

Re:NIMBY's (1)

djdanlib (732853) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290450)

Bunker rush!

Re:NIMBY's (3, Informative)

Nutria (679911) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290590)

It takes NIMBY to quite another level when you build the backyard in question on top of what you don't want there.

Happened quite frequently in the 1970s and 1980s, with fresh suburbanites screaming about noise from airports that had existed for decades.

Re:NIMBY's (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38290762)

Happened quite frequently in the 1970s and 1980s, with fresh suburbanites screaming about noise from airports that had existed for decades.

So, airport exists in the 1950s. This airport gets occasional traffic from prop planes, mostly daylight hours when no one is around. Hence, people don't worry about the noise, and build homes near the airport.

Air travel booms in the 60s/70s/80s. Jet engines are introduced; noise is probably 10x - 100x what it was before. Wouldn't you complain?

Some idiot air travel company tried to do that in our neck of the woods recently. "Let's extend the runway for your minor use airport by 1000' - it's a safety issue for our pilots!" Bullshit. It's a way to bump the airport from "minor use" status to the next step up, which is cargo planes taking off and landing 24/7. I don't mind "minor use" - I like seeing the light aircraft taking off/landing/flying overhead, especially in the summer when they bring in the old WW2 aircraft - but I do mind cargo jets taking off/landing over my "suburbanite" home, because they are many orders of magnitude louder than all the other aircraft we've got going here right now.

Needless to say, that idiot air travel company was tarred & feathered & run out of town.

Re:NIMBY's (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38290612)

Never underestimate the power of developers or other interested parties to buy up land that is "cheap for some reason", or persuade politicians to allow inappropriate land to be re-zoned for residential use, put houses on top of it, sell them, and then claim they are none the wiser when something goes horribly, horribly wrong. Read about Love Canal [wikipedia.org] for example.

It's not NIMBY. It's more like "never should have been zoned residential in a radius around a bomb range where things can go wrong despite best efforts". It's stupid and irresponsible for the municipality to allow the building to have occurred.

Re:NIMBY's (1)

argStyopa (232550) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290516)

You know, it's too bad there's not a nearby ocean that could be their "downrange" backstop...

Re:NIMBY's (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38290574)

What's up with all those lakes with different colors?

Not On My Mini Van! (4, Informative)

Thud457 (234763) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290610)

Wikimapia says the bomb range is here [wikimapia.org]

Re:Not On My Mini Van! (2)

headhot (137860) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290700)

If thats the case the house was less then 1/4 mi away. Plausible.

Re:Not On My Mini Van! (1)

linguizic (806996) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290794)

Wow, ok. That's much closer than I thought.

Unintended Consequences. (1)

VortexCortex (1117377) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290340)

It is not clear whether Savage/Hyneman or Belleci/Imahara/Byron were conducting the experiment.

They can't tell who's who anymore? Sounds like the Freaky Friday myth is CONFIRMED!

What is wrong with journalism. (4, Insightful)

will_die (586523) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290344)

Here they have a story about a cannon ball destroing a car, or just damaging it, and knocking a hole in the house and they think that people want to see 2 pictures of the police telling the reports that a cannon ball knocked a hole in the house.
Who really cares about the police show us more pictures of the hole and the vehicle.

Re:What is wrong with journalism. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38290440)

Is this enough to satisfy your need to feed off of the misfortune of others?

Re:What is wrong with journalism. (4, Funny)

elrous0 (869638) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290548)

Misfortune my ass. They'll be telling that story for the rest of their lives. Top THAT at a bar.

"I once caught a huge bass."

"I once banged a really hot girl."

"Yeah, well I once had a cannonball shot through my house by the Mythbusters."

Re:What is wrong with journalism. (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38290722)

You once banged a huge ass on Mythbusters on a Cannonball run?

Interesting captcha: probable.

sick sad world (1)

Thud457 (234763) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290708)

Is this enough to satisfy your need to feed off of the misfortune of others?

If not, you can read about : Massive Japanese crash claims eight Ferraris, three Benzes, and a Lamborghini [jalopnik.com] .
And if that's not enough for ya, you can read about the pretty young woman who's not so pretty any more after walking into a active airplane propeller [up-ship.com] .

Kids! (1)

SEWilco (27983) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290446)

Don't try this at your bomb range!

Best. Episode. Ever. (5, Funny)

Plastic Pencil (1258364) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290478)

At least until they "accidentally" create a singularity that destroys half a state, and permanently alters the rules of our relative space-time.

Insurance? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38290486)

I'd love to hear the call the the car insurance person...

Hello... my car was hit by a cannonball. Can you come out at look at it?

A what?

A cannonball - you know, like what a cannon shoots.

Where is the car?

At my house.

So how did it get hit by a cannonball?

I have no idea. Look - I just need to get my car fixed or replaced please...

Is this a joke?

Sigh...

Re:Insurance? (2)

kenzal (1726510) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290656)

They could always sell the rights to Allstate for use in their Mayhem ad campaign: "I'm a cannonball"

Re:Insurance? (1)

king neckbeard (1801738) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290862)

Then the insurance company informs them that they didn't get pirate coverage.

So what was the myth? (2)

phoenix_V (16542) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290520)

Next time on MythBusters, were cannons really less accurate then rifled artillery? We put it to test... Oops!!!

YUO _FAIL BIT! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38290558)

OK, here is my myth submission to Mythbusters (1)

negrace (984807) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290618)

OK, here is my myth submission to Mythbusters There is an ancient myth that Chinese built a giant wall many thousands of kilometers long. Could you please test this and see if you could replicate the myth? This should keep them busy for another 1000 or so seasons.

Re:OK, here is my myth submission to Mythbusters (4, Funny)

ledow (319597) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290744)

Be careful.

First they'll build a scale model 6" high and do some "math". Then they'l knock up a 6-foot section of a life size wall and call it plausible. They'll they "upscale" things and end up building a wall around the equator and blowing it up.

So It isn't a TV Show Myth? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38290622)

I was hoping they were doing TV show myths and they busted the TV show House. There is so much wrong with that show, but damn I like Hugh Laurie.

How would the experiment on camera work? (1)

tepples (727027) | more than 2 years ago | (#38290802)

Start with Medical Reviews of House M.D. [politedissent.com] , pick a few egregious ones, and request them. But does the experiment-on-camera format of Mythbusters even lend itself to medical myths?
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