If it's crap ... We'll tell you
I’ve always noticed how precautious Mythbusters are so I was surprised to hear how badly the experiment went and happy to hear it wasn’t worse.
As far as I know, this is the first real problem they have ever had but I’m sure because of it they’ll be changing the way they do things, which may include WHERE they choose to run the test.
Jamie and Adam (The hosts) are holding their own investigation into what went wrong, as well as the sheriff's department.
I think that the thing most people are IGNORING to take into account, is the fact that a misfire from a cannon travels over 2100ft before getting anywhere near humans or damage. I'm sure that when they were taking the time to set things up for the experiment, as well as actually DOING the experiment in question... no one figured that something would go horribly wrong like this. While I'm grateful that no one was hurt or killed, I am also leaning more towards the Mythbuster's side of things. I've seen there show many times, I've witnessed them doing several experiments that would have caused injury or death and they've always gone towards the side of safety. Even to the point of seeming a bit TOO cautious sometimes. After several years of being on the air, no idea of how many explosions/gunshots/cannons taken place over the show. They finally have ONE horrible incident happen and people are wanting to string them up as carefree and goofballs. Which isn't the case at all.
I love the show and agree but something really seems off about this as the cannon went quite a long distance and going through multiple objects.
My Guess - it was the part where the myth was already busted so they decided to go over the top with a bigger explosion. Just like they did with the Cement Truck & the Stick of Dynamite
This may sound kind of ridiculous but do you think there was foul play involved in this? I'm not saying the hosts, but someone on the crew particulary
What a spoiler, 'myth' confirmed.
Actually, the myth was 'can a bouncing cannon ball kill an elderly Asian woman in her suburban home while she sleeps'.
D'oh! Ya got me again Mythbusters! Just like all of your episodes, you set me up for 45 minutes only to knock me down in the last 5 minutes. Curse you, Mythmen! Curse you!