08 Dec '11, 2am

House: Busted. Mythbusters stunt goes awry as cannonball tears through US house, smashes into minivan

House: Busted. Mythbusters stunt goes awry as cannonball tears through US house, smashes into minivan

The exit hole from a misfired cannonball is seen in the second story wall after it traveled through a Dublin, Calif., home on Cassata Place on Tuesday, Dec 6, 2011. -- PHOTO: AP DUBLIN, California (AP) - A stunt for the TV show MythBusters sent an errant cannonball through a California family's house and into a parked minivan nearby. Producers for the Discovery Channel show fired the cannonball on Tuesday at the Alameda County Sheriff's Department bomb range behind the Santa Rita Jail when it misfired. Sheriff's spokesman J.D. Nelson told the Contra Costa Times that no one was injured and the home's residents didn't even wake up until the dust was settled - literally on top of them. Nelson, who is also a consultant for the show, said producers have used the cannon that they built at the range more than 50 times without incident. The cannonball was supposed to go through a ...

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