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#1636447 - 12/07/11 06:03 PM Mythbusters oops
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#1636461 - 12/07/11 06:05 PM Re: Mythbusters oops califgirl
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Yikes! I love Mythbusters and look forward to seeing the footage, if they air it. I am sure they have mega insurance policies to cover these mishaps, and their premiums likely will be going up. shocked
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#1636695 - 12/07/11 09:53 PM Re: Mythbusters oops GuitarDude
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I love that the neighbors "have gotten used to hearing explosions" lmao!
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#1636750 - 12/08/11 01:29 AM Re: Mythbusters oops califgirl
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I heard on the radio that the show has been suspended pending an investigation. I enjoy MythBusters and I hope it returns soon. One thing that I find interesting is that there are houses near the bomb range. Since the Government requires Flood insurance for houses in a designated flood plain, does it also require Bomb insurance for these houses?
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#1636761 - 12/08/11 03:32 AM Re: Mythbusters oops Loralie
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Originally Posted By: Loralie
I love that the neighbors "have gotten used to hearing explosions" lmao!


I laughed when I read it too. Personally, I'd move smile

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#1637014 - 12/08/11 05:55 PM Re: Mythbusters oops cbu3
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Originally Posted By: cbu3
I heard on the radio that the show has been suspended pending an investigation. I enjoy MythBusters and I hope it returns soon. One thing that I find interesting is that there are houses near the bomb range. Since the Government requires Flood insurance for houses in a designated flood plain, does it also require Bomb insurance for these houses?


"The impacted properties were found to be in the 500-year bomb plain, thus not required to hold any insurance." - Imaginary person in my mind that attempts to invent funny quotes.
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#1637023 - 12/08/11 06:17 PM Re: Mythbusters oops Matt_B
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Fortunately, no one was hurt, and I don't think anyone was even home at the time. But I couldn't imagine receiving the phone call or coming home to find there has been an "mishap" involving my house, a cannonball, and the Mythbusters.
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#1637027 - 12/08/11 06:20 PM Re: Mythbusters oops Hobbes
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It's too bad the footage will not be seen. I'm guessing there are some lawyers involved.

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#1637116 - 12/08/11 07:43 PM Re: Mythbusters oops CB#3
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From what I heard, the couple who live in the home were asleep when it happened and did not wake up until plaster started falling on them. The mini-van that the cannonball hit was occupied by a man and his teenage son.

I really like the show and am glad that no one was hurt. I am surprised that they did not have an adequate backstop. Any hunter or shooter knows that if you don't have an adequate backstop, you don't shoot. I always figured that as crazy as some of that stuff looks on TV, ultimately safety was a priority for them (at least the public's safety).

On the one show, they talk about how they have had to relocate several times due to issues with neighbors. I guess if you put two dead pigs in a Corvette and put it in a large container in the parking lot for a month, you have to expect that sort of thing.....
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#1637127 - 12/08/11 07:50 PM Re: Mythbusters oops Matt_B
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Originally Posted By: Matt_B

"The impacted properties were found to be in the 500-year bomb plain, thus not required to hold any insurance." - Imaginary person in my mind that attempts to invent funny quotes.


laugh Do you talk to this imaginary person often?
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#1637138 - 12/08/11 08:05 PM Re: Mythbusters oops manimal
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Originally Posted By: manimal82
Originally Posted By: Matt_B

"The impacted properties were found to be in the 500-year bomb plain, thus not required to hold any insurance." - Imaginary person in my mind that attempts to invent funny quotes.


laugh Do you talk to this imaginary person often?



Looks like you should let this person out more often!!! ~That's funny!! grin
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#1637152 - 12/08/11 08:14 PM Re: Mythbusters oops manimal
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Originally Posted By: manimal82
Originally Posted By: Matt_B

"The impacted properties were found to be in the 500-year bomb plain, thus not required to hold any insurance." - Imaginary person in my mind that attempts to invent funny quotes.


laugh Do you talk to this imaginary person often?


Not often, he usually tells me to throw things at my co-workers, and HR has told me that I'm no longer allowed to do that.
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#1637157 - 12/08/11 08:19 PM Re: Mythbusters oops Matt_B
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Originally Posted By: Matt_B
Imaginary person in my mind that attempts to invent funny quotes.


Mine keeps me laughing all day. I frequently crack myself up.
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#1637177 - 12/08/11 09:02 PM Re: Mythbusters oops Matt_B
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Originally Posted By: Matt_B
Originally Posted By: manimal82
Originally Posted By: Matt_B

"The impacted properties were found to be in the 500-year bomb plain, thus not required to hold any insurance." - Imaginary person in my mind that attempts to invent funny quotes.


laugh Do you talk to this imaginary person often?


Not often, he usually tells me to throw things at my co-workers, and HR has told me that I'm no longer allowed to do that.


Pffft! Our HR Dept lets us throw stuff as long as we either use our non-dominant hand or don't go through a full wind-up. laugh
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#1637203 - 12/08/11 09:44 PM Re: Mythbusters oops GuitarDude
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Holy Carp! I didn't know the couple was home and that the cannonball hit a minivan! They just went from being the Mythbusters to being the Three (or whatever number they are) Stooges.
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#1637205 - 12/08/11 09:37 PM Re: Mythbusters oops Hobbes
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I'm just surprised they had an unexpected result. I've seen the show twice maybe and just assumed the physics of all their experiements had already been figured otu so that they'd already knwo what would happen. Thsi stuff isn't magic, it's science...
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#1637213 - 12/08/11 10:17 PM Re: Mythbusters oops Dip
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