There's been a lot of speculation over the exact course of that errant Mythbusters cannonball that went flying through a suburban neighborhood this week.
Yes, gone are the days when cannonballs will fly in dependable straight lines and plop down with nice dependable kabloomies. These days they use the front door, ricochet through bedrooms, bounce up hills, careen through streets in a drunken fit, and generally behave almost exactly the way cannonballs don't.
Fortunately, we can trace the trail of wreckage and piece together exactly what happened. So let's follow along, shall we?
4:14 PM: The cannonball "myth" fires.
From there, it bounded over barriers, sailed through suburbia, and ricocheted off the top tier of the Kyle-Deckard wedding cake:
Followed by a quick bounce off the Maitland anniversary cake:
...a quick hopscotch through a local pound cake display...
...and a sliding skid through a nearby birthday party.
Next it executed a tight right turn, picking up speed while narrowly missing these two characters:
Nice reflexes, guys.
Then things REALLY got interesting.
The shockwave from the ball's* passage knocked 3 out of 4 turkey's heads CLEAN OFF.
*"Ball's". Heh. Aheh. Heh.
...AND blasted the cake right out from under a Mr. Louis E. Tully's frosting:
"And that wasn't fondant, man," stated Mr. Tully at a press conference later. "it was buttercream. Anyone wanna take my picture?"
Next, according to a sheriff's spokesperson I am totally not making up, "the cannonball took a few unfortunate bounces."
After which it bowled through an innocent tray of cupcakes...
...repeatedly pummeled a defenseless ice cream cake...
... and, apparently just for spite, rolled behind the counter and scrawled grammatically incorrect insults on all the waiting orders.
Finally, after literally bringing down the house...
"Oh, oh, oh!"
...the cannonball came to rest in little Arthur Dent's birthday cake:
Where it was iced over and sold by the pound.
Thanks to Katie M., Jessy A., A.S., Bre D., Alexis G., Michelle M., Joel F., Kevin P., Jennifer E., Monique R., Lisa B., Beth J., & my all-time favorite cannonball wranglers, the Mythbusters gang.
BONUS FUN CAKE OF AWESOMENESS!
Say, is Adam missing an eyebrow? :D