'MythBusters' Confirms Cannonball Can Destroy House

Dec 7, 2011
Originally published on December 7, 2011 6:36 am
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Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep. Reality TV got a little too real. The Discovery Channel program "MythBusters" produced a segment that involved firing a cannon. They took safety precautions, going to a California firing range. They aimed the cannon at water-filled barrels and a concrete wall. But when they fired, the cannonball sailed over the targets toward a house.

People sleeping inside woke to find the cannonball had ripped through the house and struck a minivan. You're listening to MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.