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Scenes from the California cannonball incident

No one was hurt when cannon misfired during taping of 'MythBusters' episode

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A member of the Dublin Police department, left, and an Alameda County Sheriff stand outside a home on Cassata Place after it was struck by a cannonball in Dublin, Calif., on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011. The cannonball traveled through the house and landed in an minivan a few blocks away on Springvale Drive.

Doug Duran/AP

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A member of the Alameda County Bomb Squad stands next to the minivan that was hit by the runaway cannonball. The owner of the van told police he and his family had been in the parked van just five minutes before the incident.

Doug Duran/AP

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