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(Sky News)   Achievement Unlocked : Throw back a grenade before it explodes. Bonus : "I remember thinking that if I didn't pull this off, it was going to hurt"   (news.sky.com) divider line 204
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2010-03-09 03:29:57 PM
Compared to this guy, my balls are but the size of tiny specks of dust.
 
2010-03-09 03:30:29 PM
How did he move so fast with those huge brass cojones?
 
2010-03-09 03:48:56 PM
Well done. Carry on.
 
2010-03-09 03:54:18 PM
Too bad he has to do it 9 more times to get "Grenade Returner Pro"
 
2010-03-09 03:58:52 PM
This was always something that I was surprised we didn't see more of in movies, but I also thought that it would never ever work in real life.
 
2010-03-09 04:14:22 PM
This is an appropriate use of the hero tag. Was going to make a "huge brass balls" comment but it looks like it's been covered.
 
2010-03-09 04:28:19 PM
My gramps was on PT boats in the South Pacific. One night on shore, they realized some Japanese soldiers were camped on the other side of the island, a few hundred yards away. They were drinking and carrying on pretty loudly (PT crews usually operated in stealth mode 24/7). The PT decided to take a look to see if it was worth ambushing them or just quietly retreating from their camp.

One of the Japanese soldiers spotted them and grabbed a grenade--which, at the time, were the type that had to be smacked on a hard surface to activate--and smacked it on his own head, unaware that he was not wearing his helmet. Stunned, he and the grenade fell to the ground and self-neutralized the Japanese camp within 3 seconds.

Other than the one time he woke up to a man standing over him with a knife, he said it was the scariest thing he ever saw in the war.

/true story, bro
 
2010-03-09 04:30:25 PM
Anyone speculate on the potential mass of this guy's nuts yet?

Yeah? We good? Okay.

Seriously...they must be like cantaloupes, though.

/testes
 
2010-03-09 04:59:31 PM
i2.photobucket.com
 
2010-03-09 05:02:51 PM
The-Brain: Too bad he has to do it 9 more times to get "Grenade Returner Pro"

But then you get a nifty title...

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2010-03-09 05:20:29 PM
True Hero.
 
FNG [TotalFark]
2010-03-09 06:08:42 PM
TheOmni: This was always something that I was surprised we didn't see more of in movies, but I also thought that it would never ever work in real life.

These were pretty much my first two thoughts. After the "brass balls" thought of course.

Mythbusted?

/way to go, hero soldier
 
2010-03-09 06:42:09 PM
Not take away from the bravery and self sacrifice of people who throw themselves on grenades to save their comrades, but THIS GUY was using his head! I would like to think I would have thought of this, but truthfully I would be to busy soiling myself.
 
2010-03-09 06:51:12 PM
Mobkey: The-Brain: Too bad he has to do it 9 more times to get "Grenade Returner Pro"

But then you get a nifty title...


No, you have to do it 25 times to get the title.
 
2010-03-09 07:04:53 PM
Holy shiat!

Bravo!
 
2010-03-09 07:05:21 PM
HOT POTATO!
 
2010-03-09 07:06:37 PM
A real badass would have swatted it back with a baseball bat.
 
2010-03-09 07:07:38 PM
Hot Potat0wned indeed.
 
2010-03-09 07:07:47 PM
This guy puts the Fark mascot to shame.
 
2010-03-09 07:08:31 PM
Victoria Cross?
 
2010-03-09 07:08:56 PM
Another fine export of NZ, helping England win wars since 1899
 
2010-03-09 07:09:02 PM
I've heard a fair few stories that the Brits (and to some extent other Commonwealth) forces are amongst the coolest guys under extremely difficult combat situations. Next closest were US Marines.
 
2010-03-09 07:09:06 PM
I'll skip my traditional grenade-story image here and just go for the img1.fark.net.
 
2010-03-09 07:09:25 PM
Gunny Highway: A real badass would have swatted it back with a baseball bat.

He's Kiwi, he wouldn't be able to tell one end of a baseball bat from the other. Give him a cricket bat, though...
 
2010-03-09 07:09:42 PM
Sources tell me American soldiers are trained the throw the grenade is such a way that it continues to bounce around until detonation. Confirm or deny?
 
2010-03-09 07:10:23 PM
Awesome.
Well done.

I am not sure all that went through his mind before he threw it, I think he must have reacted incredibly fast, but wow what a good reaction.

Thank you.
 
2010-03-09 07:10:31 PM
His balls are not made out of brass.
They are made out of obscene quantities of WIN.

/why no HERO tag with the union jack?
 
2010-03-09 07:10:38 PM
They must be like coconuts.

comps.fotosearch.com

Good Job, Soldier.
 
2010-03-09 07:11:20 PM
And then the guy went back to work the following day, like "whatever, carry on."

/for real!
//RTFA
 
2010-03-09 07:11:32 PM
feickus: Victoria Cross?

Are you asking what it is? UK equivalent of the Medal of Honor. Are you asking if he deserves it? Hell, yes.
 
2010-03-09 07:12:16 PM
Two word for avoiding death by grenade: Gravity Gun.
 
2010-03-09 07:12:39 PM
tacos813: Confirm or deny?

I'm american and I have learned to 'cook it' so that it doesn't have the long delay time for them to throw it back.

/Learned in COD MW, perfected for MW2
//This guy has an awesome story forever.
 
2010-03-09 07:12:49 PM
Just keep hitting R2!

/obscure?
 
2010-03-09 07:13:37 PM
This is why I always cook my grenades a bit before throwing 'em

/voting?
 
2010-03-09 07:17:15 PM
Chulainn: tacos813: Confirm or deny?

I'm american and I have learned to 'cook it' so that it doesn't have the long delay time for them to throw it back.

/Learned in COD MW, perfected for MW2
//This guy has an awesome story forever.


There's cooking but no throwbacks in Americas Army, so I'm going to assume that ROE frowns on these shenanigans.

// if you go prone on top of a grenade it kills you but contains the blast
// no achievement unlocked though
 
2010-03-09 07:19:30 PM
Achievement unlocked:

img198.imageshack.us
 
2010-03-09 07:19:44 PM
Awesome story - the icing on the cake would have been if they put a few holes in the guys that threw it.
 
2010-03-09 07:19:50 PM
Why are British news stories so repetitive? The "journalist" writes about what happened, then they quote someone explaining what happened.
 
2010-03-09 07:20:00 PM
Gunny Highway: A real badass would have swatted it back with a baseball bat.


www.smbc-comics.com
 
2010-03-09 07:20:11 PM
Ex-New Zealand Army, joined British Army to see 'action'.

Certainly found some!
 
2010-03-09 07:20:14 PM
Ihopethisnamewillfi: The first time I held and pulled the pin on a hand grenade was the most intense moment of my life. I ended up throwing it like a baseball instead of lobbing it and blew up the edge of the berm surrounding the grenade range.

Must be scary because you think, "If I accidentally misthrow this and hit something and it bounces back, I am F'd!!"
 
2010-03-09 07:20:20 PM
There once was a man from DeGrass
Who had balls that were made out of brass
In stormy weather,
He'd bang them together
And lightning would shoot out of his ass
 
2010-03-09 07:20:28 PM
T-Servo: Just keep hitting R2!

/obscure?


Nothing is obscure on fark.

L R L R U D U D B A B A Select Start.b>
 
2010-03-09 07:20:34 PM
Ihopethisnamewillfi: The first time I held and pulled the pin on a hand grenade was the most intense moment of my life. I ended up throwing it like a baseball instead of lobbing it and blew up the edge of the berm surrounding the grenade range.

And they are farking LOUD!
 
2010-03-09 07:23:49 PM
So far, 45 comments without "durr he's not a hero he's a warmongerer".

Fark is improving - or it could be because he's not American. Hard to say.
 
2010-03-09 07:24:31 PM
His commander Captain Graeme Kerr suffered leg injuries and is now recovering at Selly Oak Hospital in the UK.

img2.pict.com
 
2010-03-09 07:26:46 PM
This guy isn't a hero. He's a warmonger.
 
2010-03-09 07:27:08 PM
Rifleman James McKie, this Rush album cover is for you:

lh4.ggpht.com
 
2010-03-09 07:28:26 PM
Someone buy that man a beer!
 
2010-03-09 07:29:34 PM
JasonOfOrillia: Rifleman James McKie, this Rush album cover is for you:

That's f*cking rubbish. Find one with tits on.
 
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