Dublin, California: Last Tuesday there was a cannonball running loose and this time it wasn’t ours! – J Our cannonballs are Human and a 100% safe, this story is about a real cannonball!
The Discovery Channel show “The MythBusters” was shooting a segment that involved firing a cannon, but something went wrong. For those of you that don’t know the show, they test theories and the validity of rumors, myths, movie scenes, adages, internet videos and news stories. In my opinion, they basically make things and then blow them up.
It all took place at the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department bomb range. Everything was going fine until they lit up the fuse and right before shooting the cannon ball, the whole cannon inclined up and they had a misfire. The cannonball was supposed to go through many barrels of water before hitting the bomb range. Instead it went over the barrels, over the concrete wall and smashed into a house, bounced on the asphalt and hit a minivan.
The people in the house were asleep when the cannon ball bounced through their living room. The minivan driver was inside the car when it all happened. He heard the window breaking, looked into the passenger seat and was completely speechless when he saw the cannonball just sitting there.
Nobody got hurt.
Figure 1 – AP Photo
In Circus Imagination our Cannon never misfires, but we do have some loose cannonballs sometimes, some wonder around the fair before their act is done, some get a little stage fright right before it’s time to go on… But we never had a “give up” one, there’s nothing that a good little talk with the Costumier won’t fix!
Well kids, remember if you ever see a gun – or a cannon – don’t touch it, don’t let your friends touch it, leave the area and go and tell an adult!
See you guys soon!