It seems like this story could have easily gone in a much worse direction, but a 230-year-old piece of artillery from the time of the revolutionary war was being restored at the Central Park Conservancy when workers realized that it was loaded. Thankfully NYPD officers safely removed the gunpowder and no one was hurt, but it's hard to believe a loaded cannon was on display in Central Park for over one-hundred years without anyone knowing. How did that happen?
Fans of half-science, half-explosion show Mythbusters show must wonder if anything ever goes wrong behind the scenes. A couple of families in Dublin, California found out that yes, they sure do. Reportedly testing to see how fast a cannonball would travel, rather than hit the designated targets -- barrels of water, a cinder block wall, and then land in the side of a nearby hill -- the cannonball blasted through two family homes ended its accidental trip landing inside a minivan.