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(Telegraph)   I don't know what's cooler: Getting a metal detector from your parents for Christmas, or discovering a buried World War II bomb the first time you use it   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 51
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2012-12-31 03:37:18 AM  
Luckily the 10lb bomb head did not contain any explosive material.

When is a bomb not a bomb?
 
2012-12-31 09:04:56 AM  

PreMortem: Luckily the 10lb bomb head did not contain any explosive material.

When is a bomb not a bomb?


"Experts identified the device as a 10lb British practice bomb from WWII"

When it's used for training.

/What did I win?
 
2012-12-31 09:05:43 AM  
"But first, cut the red wire."
 
2012-12-31 09:06:10 AM  

PreMortem: Luckily the 10lb bomb head did not contain any explosive material.

When is a bomb not a bomb?


When it's a practice bomb. I don't think the Brits were hardcore enough to use explosives in practice bombing runs.
 
2012-12-31 09:07:05 AM  
You'll blow your house up kid, Merry Christmas, Ho, Ho, Ho
 
2012-12-31 09:08:22 AM  
Were they gobsmacked?
 
2012-12-31 09:08:54 AM  
I got an inexpensive Radio Shack metal detector for Christmas when I was his age. I immediately "discovered," and dug up, the grease trap.
 
2012-12-31 09:09:04 AM  

PreMortem: Luckily the 10lb bomb head did not contain any explosive material.

When is a bomb not a bomb?


When it's a paperweight.
 
2012-12-31 09:10:06 AM  
But what's coolest is that kids Space Invaders shirt. I want one!
 
2012-12-31 09:11:07 AM  
Only the British would take guns out of their house and bring in rusty old bombs.
The Empire isn't what it used to be.
 
2012-12-31 09:11:42 AM  
Let's hope that Fluffy (1994-2009, RIP) isn't wearing the collar with the bell.
 
2012-12-31 09:18:17 AM  

way south: Only the British would take guns out of their house and bring in rusty old bombs.
The Empire isn't what it used to be.


I blame these guys.
50undercover.files.wordpress.com
Lousy yobs.
 
2012-12-31 09:19:21 AM  
Immediate addiction!
For the rest of his life, this kid isn't going anywhere without a metal detector.
 
2012-12-31 09:20:52 AM  
.

BokerBill: Immediate addiction!
For the rest of his life, this kid isn't going anywhere without a metal detector.


He'll end up working security in an airport
 
2012-12-31 09:21:04 AM  
Pussy, he should have probed for it
i26.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-31 09:29:17 AM  
Harmless like the grenades you can buy at any army surplus store. Why not let the kid keep it as a cool find that he could make a lamp out of it? Oh wait, brits are uptight. I forgot.
 
2012-12-31 09:32:05 AM  

Sock Ruh Tease: PreMortem: Luckily the 10lb bomb head did not contain any explosive material.

When is a bomb not a bomb?

When it's a practice bomb. I don't think the Brits were hardcore enough to use explosives in practice bombing runs.


Unlike the Chinese, who had no such problem. Link
 
2012-12-31 09:32:31 AM  
img515.imageshack.us

Obligatory
 
2012-12-31 09:33:48 AM  
Finding the bomb would be cooler because it includes all the cool of having a metal detector and it includes the cool of finding the bomb.

Subby needs to take a class in logic.
 
2012-12-31 09:36:30 AM  
A BUH!
 
2012-12-31 09:54:37 AM  

halmot: I got an inexpensive Radio Shack metal detector for Christmas when I was his age. I immediately "discovered," and dug up, the grease trap.


My husband is a Plumber so I find your post hilarious. I bet your parents were pleased.
 
2012-12-31 09:56:01 AM  

Sock Ruh Tease: PreMortem: Luckily the 10lb bomb head did not contain any explosive material.

When is a bomb not a bomb?

When it's a practice bomb. I don't think the Brits were hardcore enough to use explosives in practice bombing runs.


They sound like there might be a bit too much of the battle-dodging, nappy-wearing, "I'd-rather-have-a-cup-of-tea-than-charge-stark-naked-at-Jerry" about them.

24.media.tumblr.com

Beeeaaaaahhhhh!
 
2012-12-31 10:01:55 AM  

lack of warmth: Harmless like the grenades you can buy at any army surplus store. Why not let the kid keep it as a cool find that he could make a lamp out of it? Oh wait, brits are uptight. I forgot.


nice Husky in the back-ground there...
 
2012-12-31 10:01:57 AM  
i've been looking for an inexpensive metal detector, even if it is just a "toy". anyone have any experience with them?
 
2012-12-31 10:04:00 AM  

Onkel Buck: Pussy, he should have probed for it
[i26.photobucket.com image 640x420]


sorry ... wrong quote...

it was Onkel Buck that poster the pic of the Husky
 
2012-12-31 10:09:52 AM  
farm7.static.flickr.com

It's a wonder no one's been hurt before.
 
2012-12-31 10:11:55 AM  
It's still a fun reminder that WW2 wasn't that long ago...lest we forget and all that. Also it would be a pretty awesome find for a little kid especially when so many people with metal detectors (like me) don't find anything better than subway tokens.
 
2012-12-31 10:25:19 AM  
Willie said it best "don't touch them" he should have called the police, firemen or whatever

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watc h/462154/


/ SF Giants, baby!
 
2012-12-31 10:26:38 AM  

vudukungfu: Were they gobsmacked?


Ya know... I think that I've been farking too long. When I see the line:

She said: "We are dumbfounded that he discovered this on his first go."

and I think : "Yeah? But were they gobsmacked?"

Then I come here and the point has been made.

Am I becoming more farkish, or is fark becoming more me?
 
2012-12-31 10:33:00 AM  
Kid peaked early
 
2012-12-31 10:40:12 AM  
i1244.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-31 10:40:41 AM  

Im_Gumby: A BUH!


Not a buh, a bomb.
 
2012-12-31 10:43:08 AM  
First time out with mine, I found an 1844 large cent and thought that this was gonna be a great hobby. Nothing but crap ever since.
 
2012-12-31 10:44:41 AM  
metal detectors are "cool"?

I have one that my grandpa bought in the 80's for his retirement. It came complete with all the paperwork, theoretically a lifetime warranty (but they store he bought it is out of business) and some notes from a workshop my grandpa attended at a library that I assume was his motivation for buying it. It would be so like me him to think something was really interesting, spend a reasonable amount as an investment, and then only use it a few times.
Just ask my toolbox full of arduino stuff and my geocaching gps!

Anywho, I only ever see slightly off looking middle aged men using them in general public. To hear that even farkers find them cool for a kid to have is a little surprising, to be honest.

Then again, story did happen in Britain, yeah? Am I still cool if I'm a female under 30 with a metal detector? Let's hope so.
 
2012-12-31 10:47:18 AM  
the older i get the more i want a detector. go out detecting, hoping for the big score: a 1960's Band-Aid box with some kids beat to hell Matchbox truck, 43 cents in change and a paper clip bent into the form of a man with an erection which was stolen from a drunk uncle. man, that's living.

/ Rolex? never heard of it -tosses into creek-
// with my luck I'd find Niles pilfered finger with the ring still on it.
 
2012-12-31 10:58:14 AM  
content.internetvideoarchive.com

says it could have been worse.
 
2012-12-31 11:01:35 AM  

xxcorydxx: [content.internetvideoarchive.com image 320x240]

says it could have been worse.


Having just purchased "snakes and sparklers", a kick I am having.
 
2012-12-31 11:12:38 AM  
The English find all the cool stuff.

One benefit of having your country carpet bombed...

I wonder if the'll write the kid that found it a ticket, cause bombs are probably illegal in ol brittania.
 
2012-12-31 11:19:17 AM  

PreMortem: Luckily the 10lb bomb head did not contain any explosive material.

When is a bomb not a bomb?


A training round. The go poof when they hit but unlike a real bomb they aren't blown to bits as the charge is tiny. It apparently had functioned properly and didn't have any bang left in it.

Sock Ruh Tease: When it's a practice bomb. I don't think the Brits were hardcore enough to use explosives in practice bombing runs.


Actually, they do. It's to kick up a dust cloud so it's obvious where the bomb it. They are militarily useless but still pack enough of a punch to be dangerous to someone handling them.
 
2012-12-31 11:58:56 AM  
Let him keep it....
 
2012-12-31 12:08:14 PM  
img804.imageshack.us

On the job.
 
2012-12-31 12:12:49 PM  
"Watch this, ya'll ..."
 
2012-12-31 12:30:47 PM  

babyty: i've been looking for an inexpensive metal detector, even if it is just a "toy". anyone have any experience with them?


I bought this same metal detector for my daughters earlier this year and it doesn't work that great. If you turn the sensitivity up all the way then it will just constantly go off, if you turn it down just slightly then it might find something. I buried some coins just under the ground and it would kind of pick them up but then there were also times where it wouldn't pick them up even on top of the ground

I'd suggest just going to Amazon and search for metal detectors, you will find some that have good ratings and are used in the $50 - $80 price range
 
2012-12-31 01:00:36 PM  
My folks live at the beach and might retire soon. Ive thought about getting my dad a metal detector so he could be the old curmudgeon on the beach in the morning
 
2012-12-31 01:47:31 PM  
As a hardcore metal detectorist, I'm getting a kick out of these replies.
If you want to see what people find with metal detectors, go to Treasurenet.com. Although the website is dedicated to all types of treasure hunting, 80+% of the content is from people metal detecting. No signup is necessary top view posts.
I'm also mr_larry on that website.
 
2012-12-31 01:58:26 PM  
Now this is a cool bomb find.
en.tengrinews.kz
 
2012-12-31 03:38:14 PM  
www.anorakzone.com

/not obscure
//really first one to think of this?
///hot link coming through!
 
2012-12-31 04:37:15 PM  
No pic, no bomb!

A practice bomb? My first thought was BFD!
But I guess for a kid, with his new xmas toy.
It is a very BFD!
Good hunting kid.
 
2012-12-31 06:04:34 PM  

Keigh: metal detectors are "cool"?

I have one that my grandpa bought in the 80's for his retirement. It came complete with all the paperwork, theoretically a lifetime warranty (but they store he bought it is out of business) and some notes from a workshop my grandpa attended at a library that I assume was his motivation for buying it. It would be so like me him to think something was really interesting, spend a reasonable amount as an investment, and then only use it a few times.
Just ask my toolbox full of arduino stuff and my geocaching gps!

Anywho, I only ever see slightly off looking middle aged men using them in general public. To hear that even farkers find them cool for a kid to have is a little surprising, to be honest.

Then again, story did happen in Britain, yeah? Am I still cool if I'm a female under 30 with a metal detector? Let's hope so.


Wow. Marry me?
 
2013-01-01 05:15:38 AM  

Mole Man: [www.anorakzone.com image 600x400]

/not obscure
//really first one to think of this?
///hot link coming through!


Good memories there, wanker.
 
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