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'MythBusters' Apologize for Cannonball Accident

by Catherine Lawson, posted Dec 8th 2011 5:45AM
'Mythbusters' cannonball accidentYesterday came news that the 'MythBusters' team had accidentally fired a 30-lbs cannonball through a house. Although on the face of it, it seemed like a pretty funny story, more details have since emerged that show how lucky local residents were to escape injury.

According to 'The San Francisco Chronicle,'
the cannonball travelled straight through the Shetty family's house, exiting through the exterior wall of the master bedroom as mom Seema was napping in the room with her two year-old son. After traveling a total of 3,300 feet, the cannonball eventually came to rest in Satwinder Gill's minivan. She told ABC-7 News that "my husband and son were in the car five minutes before it happened."

'MythBusters' hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage -- who were not present when the accident happened -- travelled to Dublin, California to meet with the families affected by the accident and to apologize. Savage told 'The San Francisco Chronicle,' "It's a wake-up call. Honestly, the feeling of embarrassment is not something we're indulging in right now. We feel for the families and the people affected by this."

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'MythBusters' Dish On New Season, Fears & Things That Hurt Their Brains (VIDEO)

by Maggie Furlong, posted Aug 16th 2010 8:00PM
Few shows make me gasp, laugh, gag and cheer -- sometimes all in one episode -- more than 'MythBusters' (Wednesdays, 9PM ET on Discovery Channel). And I don't just love it for that mishmash of emotions; I watch it so religiously because I learn something new from every episode.

The gang is back soon with new episodes full of busting myths and going above and beyond with their experiments, all in the name of science. But with so many myths already tackled, will they ever run out? Don't count on it.

So how do you prove or disprove cold feet? Well, you do what scares you the most. And what, after all these years, could make the cast's and crew's brains hurt? Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman, Kari Byron, Grant Imahara and Tory Belleci give me the scoop.

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Set Visit: Mythbusters wraps seventh series of science gone mad

by John Scott Lewinski, posted Oct 3rd 2009 10:00AM
The Mythbusters crew hosts a set visit in San Francisco.The Mythbusters crew aren't scientists, but they sort of play them on TV -- submitting everything from movie stunts to common household sayings to proven analytic methods.

Of course, it's more fun to determine whether you can cut a tree in half with a machine gun than it is to test the effectiveness of a new polymer, so Mythbusters gets a TV show -- and your average scientists don't.

To celebrate Mythbusters' completion of its seventh series of episodes on Discovery Channel, series stars Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage hosted a set visit of their testing and production facilities in an industrial park just outside San Francisco's Mission District.

Hyneman led the tour himself through M5 Industries -- a former visual effects house turned production shop for the popular debunking series.

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