Cooper’s Rule #4: Be sure of your target (and what’s behind it).
Mythbusters let a 6″ cannonball get away from them and it flew 700 yards and punched through a cinder block wall, completely penetrated an occupied house, crossed a six lane road, knocked off some roof tiles and came rest by destroying a minivan. (pics at the link)
Wow! Thank God no one was hurt.
The print article goes on to say that Mythbusters has insurance in case of ‘mishaps’. I bet those premiums go up a tad after this too.
A quote from the article:
Reached Tuesday evening, [Adam] Savage said, “I can’t talk right now,” before hanging up.