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Mythbusters Cannonball Experiment Goes Horribly Wrong - Can We All Say OOOPS?!

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How much science saavy does it take to be a Mythbuster? Apparently, not enough. Today the residents of Dublin, California became the recipients of some serious miscalculations by the folks of this notoriously popular television series. A cannonball, travelling at bullet speeds of over 1000 feet per second, slammed into several houses and vehicles this afternoon. (Check out the flight path below in a cool graphic created by perceptionbuilder.com.) Well mythbusters, it's never too late to brush up on the physics of projectile motion (or is it??). Apparently the show is on hold pending a full investigation.

 

Mythbusters' Cannonball Flightpath

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