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(News-Gazette)   What's it like to find unexploded WWII ordnance? "It's like being in the room with an elephant with diarrhea. You have to give them plenty of room"   (news-gazette.com) divider line 23
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2012-11-20 09:47:14 PM
i38.photobucket.com?
 
2012-11-20 11:54:52 PM
www.jamiegibbons.com
You only get one chance
 
2012-11-21 02:25:09 AM
Someone knows what it's like to be in a room with an elephant with diarrhea???
 
2012-11-21 02:27:10 AM
Doesn't everyone?
 
2012-11-21 02:28:29 AM

DanZero: [i38.photobucket.com image 350x350]?


Morning, LOO
 
2012-11-21 02:31:14 AM
can I get a GIS of elephant diarrhea?
 
2012-11-21 02:34:21 AM
www.picturenose.com
 
2012-11-21 02:36:19 AM
That's not ordinance:

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-21 02:43:12 AM

Uglybarnacle: can I get a GIS of elephant diarrhea?


Oh Hell no!
 
2012-11-21 02:47:06 AM
www.goordnance.army.mil



Way back when I was in the Army an instructor told me that when you see it in the time it takes your brain to register what you're looking at you should already be running away.

/Still have all my bits
//Some of them are broken but I still have them all
///Go ordnance!
 
2012-11-21 02:49:08 AM
i know i am not getting a pay raise.
 
2012-11-21 02:53:35 AM

Gyrfalcon: Someone knows what it's like to be in a room with an elephant with diarrhea???


I took a walk around the outside of the Buffalo Zoo with a coworker at about 5:30 on a Sunday morning back in college. We had just gotten off work, and may have just ingested some mind-altering substances, I don't exactly remember. What I do remember was seeing one of the elephants jet something out, and it was both amazing and disgusting at the same time. For a moment I thought it was spraying mud from it's trunk, but no. No. The trunk was at the other end.

It was like the chestburster scene from alien. Only instead of an alien, it was poop. And instead of a human's chest, it was an elephant's butthole. It was really a Kodak moment for those with a beastiality-scat fetish.

Once you've seen an elephant experience explosive diarrhea it's not something that you'll soon forget.
 
2012-11-21 02:57:13 AM
So, the basic story is that this guy found an old mortar round, called the bomb squad, they detonated it in a field, and then everybody went back to their business. Truly, compelling stuff.

I prefer the Hanoi War Remnants museum which makes a point of telling visitors that its collection of unexploded American ordinance on display is still "live."
 
2012-11-21 03:28:59 AM
I remember watching a documentary about Britain in WWII. Here (excerpt) Sound of church bells ringing when this guy walks.
 
2012-11-21 04:21:57 AM
www.anorakzone.com

Another bomb disposal expert..
 
2012-11-21 05:27:51 AM
So... just like the politics tab then?
 
2012-11-21 05:54:08 AM
When I was a kid in the 1960s, more than a few senior WWII veterans were giving us neighborhood kids some of the souvenirs they brought home with them, but didn't want anymore. There was one kid who was going around chopping up stray pets with a Japanese katana.
 
2012-11-21 08:28:18 AM
 
2012-11-21 09:55:51 AM
"I have been around finding old live ammunition before. The only grenades I've ever run across had already been discharged. In this situation there were one too many danger signs there, so we didn't even stand around the thing. It's like being in a room with an elephant with diarrhea. You gotta' give them plenty of room. That's what we did with that box," said Clingan.

i1136.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-21 10:34:52 AM
I'm suprised there hasn't been more ordnance found on the east coast after Sandy.

Storms are good for unburying things.
 
2012-11-21 03:37:30 PM

Bomb Head Mohammed: So, the basic story is that this guy found an old mortar round, called the bomb squad, they detonated it in a field, and then everybody went back to their business. Truly, compelling stuff.

I prefer the Hanoi War Remnants museum which makes a point of telling visitors that its collection of unexploded American ordinance on display is still "live."


Lately the Champaign police department is taking every possible chance to play with their cool new robot, so this should not be too surprising. Earlier this year they found quite a few abandoned suitcases and the like (during move-in time) which appeared for all the world to probably be "fallen off the truck during a move" but they made sure to deploy the 'bot, and then they were wondering if possibly they were being trolled by people who saw the first few reports and decided to plant some more empty bags around just to see what would happen.

Meanwhile in Sendai, Japan near the airport, they found an unexploded shell from the US bombing in WW2, during some construction. It had been sitting there since the end of the war and people just living around it, but of course once you FIND something like that yeah you gotta go build a bunker around it and disarm/detonate it, etc, so some planes got cancelled while they handled it. Kinda interesting how just knowing it's there changes everything...  It was pretty big news though since most of the unexploded stuff has already been found decades ago.
 
2012-11-21 07:55:43 PM

Uglybarnacle: can I get a GIS of elephant diarrhea?


Pretty nasty eh?

masterxela.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-11-21 09:37:47 PM
In about 2000 or 2001, I was stationed on Guam , I was hunting wild boar in the jungle and stumbled on an old rusty hand grenade...I did what I was trained to do , a. dont touch , b. marked it with orange flagging tape , c. notified EOD and led them back to it.... Was really surprised when the guy simply picked it up with his bare hands and and carried it back to his truck. .. BTW he identified it as American WWII era.
 
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