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Old 12-08-2011, 11:29 AM
 
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It had to happen sooner or later....

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If non-US readers have ever wondered how far the Alameda County bomb disposal range (beloved of Discovery Channel show Mythbusters) is from homes, it seems it’s at least close enough for a misdirected cannonball to hit a house.

And then another house, a hill and a car.
Mythbusters cannonball myth-fires - The Register
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Old 12-08-2011, 08:46 PM
 
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Wow....they are lucky they didn't kill somebody. Sounds like they should have done a little simple physics and considered what was down range in the event something went wrong and they missed the target......as they did. lol
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Old 12-08-2011, 09:44 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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I'm sure that episode will get great ratings...
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Old 12-09-2011, 05:44 AM
 
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IIRC the range was there before the houses, and developers were advised against constructing there, but they did anyway.
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