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(Local6)   Grenade thrown into home -- family throws it back out   ( divider line
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19616 clicks; posted to Main » on 05 Mar 2003 at 11:34 AM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-03-05 11:24:08 AM  
This so reminds me of this classic Simpson's moment.

Barlow: [on the radio] My friends, Bob is a political prisoner. I want every loyal listener to do everything they can to get him out of jail.

Moe: All right, you heard the man. [pulls out a box] One grenade each. [hands them out]

Barney: Moe, I think he meant through nonviolent, grassroots political action.

Moe: Aw, geez, really, you think so? [pause] All right, give 'em back. [everyone moans] C'mon, everybody, give 'em back. Hey. Hey! Who pulled the pin on this one?
2003-03-05 11:39:13 AM  
Great stuff....

Don't people know you're supposed to hold a grenade long enough so that it explodes EXACTLY when it hits the target?

I'm just suprised that someone in FL was smart enough to throw it back outside.
2003-03-05 11:40:29 AM  
Don't people on FARK know how to read the article?

The bomb squad pulled the pin on the explosive and nothing happened. They say it was an old grenade made to look like it was active.
2003-03-05 11:40:46 AM  
This reads like a Warner Brothers cartoon
2003-03-05 11:40:52 AM  
"Don't people know you're supposed to hold a grenade long enough so that it explodes EXACTLY when it hits the target?"

Actually just pulling the pin doesn't do it, when you toss it doesn't the lever come off because the pin is out, that starts the fuse that eventually causes the detonation?
2003-03-05 11:41:05 AM  
GIS for grenade:
[image from too old to be available]

It's official, the world is ending
2003-03-05 11:41:09 AM  
The bomb squad pulled the pin on the explosive and nothing happened. For some reason I thought they would have a more sophisticated way of finding out if it was a real grenade.
2003-03-05 11:41:46 AM  
I can remember fearing the farkin bullies in school...something like being afraid they'd come up behind you and pull your hair (yeah, chicks can't fight)...but a grenade? Damn. I'd say I wouldn't leave home for a while, but that's not so safe either. Hmmmph...
2003-03-05 11:43:26 AM  
Zed - Basically, yes. As soon as the spring loaded lever [spoon] is released by removal of the pin, it triggers the fuse which will burn for an average of 5 seconds. At least in my experience.
2003-03-05 11:44:10 AM  
Wait a second...

Someone threw a grenade with the PIN left in it into a house?

Oh, right, it is
img.fark.netView Full Size
2003-03-05 11:45:18 AM  
This kind of thing happens all the time here in Belfast but usually it's a petrol bomb or pipe bomb and the occupants arn't able to throw it out.

"They were Loyalists"
"How did you know that?"
"1. They farked up. 2. They had fark The Pope written on their forehead"

/Divorcing Jack - go rent it!
2003-03-05 11:45:52 AM  

An AVERAGE of 5 seconds?!?! What is the margin of error? I guess one could live with 4, but not 3.

"THREE is right out!"
2003-03-05 11:46:04 AM  
No boom. Booooo!!! Do over!!!
2003-03-05 11:47:11 AM  
O'Doyle RULES!
2003-03-05 11:47:55 AM  
ISeeYourDisease GIS for grenade:

OK, I gotta ask, what does GIS stand for?
2003-03-05 11:48:12 AM  

Pull the PIN, ASSHAT !!!
2003-03-05 11:48:58 AM  
GIS = Google Image Search
2003-03-05 11:49:14 AM  
2003-03-05 11:49:47 AM  
Man, I so would not let my kid play the hot potato game in Florida with you all, you're crazy !
2003-03-05 11:49:49 AM  
Retailation for a fight at school, eh? Anyone else in favor of shoving a REAL grenade up the ass of the dip shiat that thought this was funny?

Tough guys piss me off.
2003-03-05 11:50:02 AM  
It sounds like a scene from Palestine: You beat me up on the playground - I bomb your family.
2003-03-05 11:50:07 AM  
ColSanders - not so much margin of error, just the amount time it takes for the accelerant (fuse) to burn. I've seen grenades tossed that took 5 seconds to detonate after the spoon was released, and I've tossed grenades that took 4 or 7 seconds to detonate. It varies.
2003-03-05 11:51:02 AM  
ahhh now it all makes sense, cheers
2003-03-05 11:51:47 AM  
Just because this happened in Hollywood, FL I think it was staged. Yes, It was all an act.
I got nothing...
2003-03-05 11:55:15 AM  
ok, question on grenades.
The "spoon" is the lever looking thing on the side?
If you pull the pin, do you have to throw it before you become gibbage, or can you hold that lever/spoon down as long as you want before throwing it?
2003-03-05 11:56:08 AM  
I think this was retaliation from somone who was the unfortunate victim of having pee thrown at him by a fellow basketball team member....oh...that wasn't in FL? Nevermind.
2003-03-05 11:56:17 AM  
Yet again..makes me a proud resident of FLA
2003-03-05 11:58:20 AM  
they found a grenade in a hartford parking lot a few weeks back, then another one was found in a different parking lot a week later.

anyhow, if this one detonated on the front lawn, wouldn't it have taken out part of the house?
2003-03-05 12:00:11 PM  
Depends on how far from the house it was. The modern High-Explosive grenade used by US Armed Forces has a kill radius of 5 meters, and will throw shrapnel up to 30 meters. So if it was close enough to the house, it could have put a dent in it.
2003-03-05 12:00:59 PM  
Maybe 10 years ago I mail-ordered for a grenade from one of those survivalist supply catalogs. It was real, but, of course, completely disarmed and drilled at the base to make it usable as nothing more than an interesting paperweight. I wonder if the grenade in this case was similar in purpose and source? For that matter, I wonder if you can even send for such a thing anymore?
2003-03-05 12:02:41 PM  
BTW, I'm also embarrassed to be a resident of S. Florida.
2003-03-05 12:05:13 PM  
Obviously there are some farkers here that have never really used a real grenade. The timer on a grenade is 3-5 seconds, so holding it (better known as cooking it off) can be a painfull experience. That is why you throw them (when dealing with buildings) very hard inside so it bounces around until it explodes.

Oh yeah, pulling the pin helps when using grenades.
2003-03-05 12:08:14 PM  
That's good to know, from watching teevee I thought the fuse burned for 10 seconds, I would have blown myself to bits.
2003-03-05 12:09:14 PM  
Why can't you liberal pussies realise that if everyone had grenades this wouldn't happen because the criminals would be too afraid to throw a grenade at you if they thought you might have a grenade too.

PLEASE do not start a flamewar - it's just a joke.
2003-03-05 12:12:17 PM  
Did the family get to keep it?
2003-03-05 12:12:39 PM  

Theoretically if you do not let the spoon release from the grenade it will not detonate, however, as with all explosives, that is not always the case.
2003-03-05 12:13:20 PM  
Gator8387 - Believe it or not, some will not detonate for almost that long. I've never witnessed a grenade not detonating after 10 seconds after having the pin pulled, but I've seen them detonate as long as 7 seconds later.
2003-03-05 12:21:57 PM  
What? Thew threw it back?!? Why throw it back? Free grenade!
2003-03-05 12:23:00 PM  

Ah. Someone who knows a little something.

Here's a good one: About 100 yards away from the grenade range, I was smokin' and jokin' with some other guy. I looked down at his chest and saw his flak jacket smoldering from some shrapnel at the aforesaid distance.

I'd throw a spiffy tag in here somewhere, but fark it.
2003-03-05 12:24:56 PM  
Oh, BTW.

I don't even know where to begin with this article. I mean, the title itself is a classic.
2003-03-05 12:25:34 PM  
And the Lord spake, saying, 'First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then, shalt thou count to three. No more. No less. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, nor either count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then, lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thy foe, who, being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it.'
2003-03-05 12:27:05 PM  

Cool, but not cool. I honestly couldn't remember the nomenclature for HE grenade currently in use, so I just did a google for it, and according to what I found, and like I thought, kill radius is 5m, but they also went on to say that they found that in some instances, shrapnel could be found up to 230m away. That's scary.
2003-03-05 12:28:58 PM  
BTW MilkBone, are you active duty or former military / police?
2003-03-05 12:33:07 PM  
Vrax, you can still get `em.
2003-03-05 12:34:21 PM  
OMFG that is so funny i laughed so hard my co-workers think i am insane WAIT i am hehehehe hahahahaha hohohohoho
2003-03-05 12:41:38 PM  
NICU: you missed the best part!
"oh lord, bless this thy holy hand grenade
that with it thou might blow thine enemy to tiny bits
If thy must"...
2003-03-05 12:41:49 PM  
Check out the other story on this site: apricots are considered a bad luck fruit among US soldiers in Kuwait...

2003-03-05 12:47:44 PM  
Love the apricot jinx ... started over thirty years ago in vietnam and still going strong.
2003-03-05 12:48:45 PM  
Former Marine Reserves. Field artillery.
2003-03-05 12:54:20 PM  
It must be a slow day every where if there is a thread jacking and no one notices it! (:
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