Myth Busters Cannon Misfires, No Injuries

Myth Busters has tackled some seemingly impossible stunts over eight years. They have had their fair share of mishaps as well. Yesterday’s cannon misfire was the first to actually inflict damage on non cast members. A home in Dublin, California was hit by a cannonball Tuesday as footage was being prepared for a future show.
Mythbusters Crew
The experiment was being conducted by the trio of side kicks; Tory Bellici, Kari Byron, and Grant Imahara. They were testing if a medieval cannon could have busted through a castle wall. Instead they busted through the home of Hitha Shetty.

Adam Savage took to Twitter to confirm the story and apologize. Savage and co-host Jamie Hyneman took responsibility for the accident and toured the Shetty home to access the damage. Both were concerned about the incident and took a meeting to discuss measures to prevent such accidents in the future. The Myth Busters crew is very concerned over what happened.

How serious are they about this? Myth Busters has promised not to use the filmed footage. This is a refreshing take from the usual fare. The current TV landscape is strewn with reality shows that promise to show us every embarrassing moment. Take MTV ‘s descion to show footage of housemate Snooki being punched in the face during a brawl. This may have launched the popularity of the series, but was it going to far?

Some speculated that the Myth Busters misfire could be the end of the show. Savage has said there are no issues moving forward and they are continuing to tape the current season. We can look forward to more seasons of this popular show, albeit with more concentration on proper safety measures. The extraordinary thing about this is that so few of the accidents on the show have lead to any dire consequences. Injuries may be a common result, but no participant has sustained life threatening injuries.

- MythBusters
- Discovery Channel

Written by: susans
Dec 8th, 2011, 10:56 am


Message Posted On Nov 14th, 2012, 6:44 pm
In case anyone missed it, they aired the footage from this incident in last week's episode (11x06 @ 2012-11-11). The episode also included a few apologies and an explanation of what the Mythbusters team did to rectify the situation and ensure it doesn't happen again.

Message Posted On Feb 2nd, 2012, 10:26 pm
As they say in life "shit happens" and hey id rather live in a fun world with freedom. Even if its me that has to have the "shit happen to" so be it... Put it on my grave id rather die than live in a bubble. Keep up the good work guys stay strong, no doubt you will have the "wont somebody think of the children" crowd try to take away more of our fun BUT stay strong people still belive in fun and freedom to try new things... Living is a risk without risk your not really living your already dead. Cheers Ben Email - [email protected]
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