The news said they said they would n't air it, but I t thnk not airing
it is silly. No one died, no one got hurt, it's not a tragedy. No
one things they did it on purpose, so what do they have to be ashamed
of? It may not bust a myth but it makes clearer than most things how
much damage a cannonball can do. It might give people an idea of how
violent war was.
I'll bet that range is usuually used for bullets, made of lead, that
deform and don't rciochet nearly as much. That much of the time just
go into the dirt hill
This last sentence is only one reason it's good to know what a flying
cannonaball is like.
Think aobut it. It went in through the front door, went all the way
through the house and out a rear wall. I'd hate to standing in the
hall when it went through.
The web page with the story is showing pictures of the hole in the wall
of the house caused by the cannon ball.
There is also a picture of a fist-sized hole in the busted rear window
of a car on that web page. On first glance, I thought that it was part
of the story - that this was the vehicle that got hit by the cannon
Upon further investigation, the picture of the busted car window with a
hole in it was about a totally different story.
A gun-shot story.
Yes, of course, this is the USA. Silly me...
"where a man, woman and child slept through it all - only awakening
because of plaster dust"
Where a man and woman were enjoying a few moments of passionate loving
making while their newborn slept, only getting out of bed when they had
satisfied their lust.
I find the whole story dubious. If it wasn't on a 'straight arrow'
newspaper source I'd call it fake. That cannon ball went way too far
and through too many things. Gotta take it for real I guess. Does
seem odd that ithasn't been mentioned on any other media though.
Have you seen some of the over the top rigs that Mythbusters set up to
see what it would take to make the "myth" happen?
If this was one of their "let's see what it would take" set ups, it's
very possible that the cannon bowl could have acted in ways that would
be considered outside the range of normal cannon ball behavior.
Did you see the one where they hooked a bunch of rockets to a snow plow
blade and sent it down a track at 500 MPH to see if they could split a
car in half? They were extremely successful.
There have been at least 2 different Snow Plow realted myths tested:
Can a Snow Plow flip a car by going by at high speed?
Can a Snow Plow split a car in half during a head on collision?
For the Split myth, check out the link below.
"The Mythbusters work to replicate the results of the snowplow split
myth. The solution involves 75,000 pounds of thrust, speeds of 500 mph
and a large solid steel blade. In other words, just another day."
I can just see those rocket-powered 75,500 pounds of thrust snowplows
clearing the interstates
Last I heard, They can do 4 lanes at once with that plow because of all the
turbulence to the sides and the heat left behind
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