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(Daily Star)   Teens with metal detector find WW2 grenade, think it's a 'giant acorn.' Yes, because as we all know, acorns set off metal detectors   (dailystar.co.uk) divider line 72
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2013-08-19 08:48:01 PM
"
Marie said: "It was a big bang. That's when the shock really set in."


Marie isn't to sharp is she?
 
2013-08-19 09:05:29 PM

fjnorton: "
Marie said: "It was a big bang. That's when the shock really set in."

Marie isn't to sharp is she?


FTA: They dug down 1ft to recover the WWII Mills bomb and showed it to mum Marie, 46, who told them to take it home so they could look it up online.

That would be an affirmative.
 
2013-08-19 09:10:36 PM

I_Am_Weasel: fjnorton: "
Marie said: "It was a big bang. That's when the shock really set in."

Marie isn't to sharp is she?

FTA: They dug down 1ft to recover the WWII Mills bomb and showed it to mum Marie, 46, who told them to take it home so they could look it up online.

That would be an affirmative.


The scariest thing about this story is that she actually bred.
 
2013-08-19 09:28:10 PM
Last words: "What a strange, green, man-made-looking, metallic acorn this is! Mother nature sure is someth-"
 
2013-08-19 09:56:10 PM
It's a pineapple, you useless gits.
 
2013-08-19 09:56:12 PM

fjnorton: "
Marie said: "It was a big bang. That's when the shock really set in."

Marie isn't to sharp is she?


Did you do that on purpose? Cause that's funny.
 
2013-08-19 09:57:38 PM
It could be an acorn!!  Just sitting there, waiting, for a robotic squirrel.
 
2013-08-19 10:12:29 PM
simple test to see if it's an acorn: throw in on a bonfire.  if it's an acorn, it will quickly catch fire.
 
2013-08-19 10:12:53 PM
FTFA: Marie said: "It was a big bang. That's when the shock really set in."

It would've been a really big bang even if it was a rock. You don't detonate a suspected explosive by wrapping it in hugs and giggles, standing back with your fingers in your ears, and hoping. You detonate it by putting it with some actual, known explosives, and detonating those. The idea being that bang one makes bang two happen, and if it doesn't, you know bang two doesn't exist.
 
2013-08-19 10:13:44 PM
Clearly this is proof that ACORN has such explosive political power that they're making a bang across the pond. Soon, Tory politicians will find themselves pinned down, reeling from the shockwave that is Chicago-style election fraud. This is the first blast, folks, but mark my words... this kind of corruption will turn the Euro-zone governments into nothing more than shrapnel.

/study it out.
 
2013-08-19 10:15:09 PM
Aren't these giant acorns some kind of Nazi time transporters?
 
2013-08-19 10:15:34 PM
Future Darwin Award Winners.  Or at least Honorable Mention.
 
2013-08-19 10:16:41 PM
i182.photobucket.com
 
2013-08-19 10:21:45 PM

Rhino_man: Clearly this is proof that ACORN has such explosive political power that they're making a bang across the pond. Soon, Tory politicians will find themselves pinned down, reeling from the shockwave that is Chicago-style election fraud. This is the first blast, folks, but mark my words... this kind of corruption will turn the Euro-zone governments into nothing more than shrapnel.

/study it out.


A pleasant surprise in the main news thread, thank you.

The politics tab has sucked today.
 
2013-08-19 10:22:29 PM
Someone was trying to grow a hand grenade tree and these meddling kids ruined it.
 
2013-08-19 10:23:33 PM

ultraholland: Someone was trying to grow a hand grenade tree and these meddling kids ruined it.

 
That's why they call them pineapples.
 
2013-08-19 10:24:35 PM
In possible fairness, what kind of grenade are we talking about here?  If it's the iconic pineapple frag grenade, then yeah, they were all farking dumb, but I thought that was more Vietnam-era, with stickbombs being more common during WWII.  Those are much less recognized these days, expecially if the handle were to be missing, leaving only the actual explosive.  Thinking "giant metal acorn" would be no less dumb, but it would at least explain why they didn't immediately think "grenade."
 
2013-08-19 10:26:25 PM
adian: It could be an acorn!! Just sitting there, waiting, for a robotic squirrel.

Robotic Squirrel? Maybe it's a cage.

www.mobygames.com
Hop on top of it to be sure.
 
2013-08-19 10:26:29 PM

Last Man on Earth: In possible fairness, what kind of grenade are we talking about here?  If it's the iconic pineapple frag grenade, then yeah, they were all farking dumb, but I thought that was more Vietnam-era, with stickbombs being more common during WWII.  Those are much less recognized these days, expecially if the handle were to be missing, leaving only the actual explosive.  Thinking "giant metal acorn" would be no less dumb, but it would at least explain why they didn't immediately think "grenade."


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kecksburg_UFO_incident
 
2013-08-19 10:27:15 PM

Last Man on Earth: In possible fairness, what kind of grenade are we talking about here?  If it's the iconic pineapple frag grenade, then yeah, they were all farking dumb, but I thought that was more Vietnam-era, with stickbombs being more common during WWII.  Those are much less recognized these days, expecially if the handle were to be missing, leaving only the actual explosive.  Thinking "giant metal acorn" would be no less dumb, but it would at least explain why they didn't immediately think "grenade."


You don't need to make excuses for 'em.

GIS WW2 Mills Bomb

/Spoiler alert: it's a pineapple
 
2013-08-19 10:27:39 PM
If Obama had retarded twins they would look like this.


www.guardian-series.co.uk
 
2013-08-19 10:28:00 PM
Last Man on Earth: In possible fairness, what kind of grenade are we talking about here?

They dug down 1ft to recover the WWII Mills bomb

upload.wikimedia.org
'Mills bomb 36M, dating from 1942'
 
2013-08-19 10:31:38 PM

scottydoesntknow: Last Man on Earth: In possible fairness, what kind of grenade are we talking about here?  If it's the iconic pineapple frag grenade, then yeah, they were all farking dumb, but I thought that was more Vietnam-era, with stickbombs being more common during WWII.  Those are much less recognized these days, expecially if the handle were to be missing, leaving only the actual explosive.  Thinking "giant metal acorn" would be no less dumb, but it would at least explain why they didn't immediately think "grenade."

You don't need to make excuses for 'em.

GIS WW2 Mills Bomb

/Spoiler alert: it's a pineapple


Ah, I stand corrected.  Thanks for setting me straight.  Yeah, they're all really dumb.  Especially the kids, aren't 13-year-olds supposed to be Call of Duty's entire fanbase?  It ought to at least have taught them that shape = boom.
 
2013-08-19 10:32:31 PM
Darwin failed x3.
 
2013-08-19 10:33:26 PM
acorns don't like pins you should probably pull it out
 
2013-08-19 10:36:40 PM

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Rhino_man: Clearly this is proof that ACORN has such explosive political power that they're making a bang across the pond. Soon, Tory politicians will find themselves pinned down, reeling from the shockwave that is Chicago-style election fraud. This is the first blast, folks, but mark my words... this kind of corruption will turn the Euro-zone governments into nothing more than shrapnel.

/study it out.

A pleasant surprise in the main news thread, thank you.

The politics tab has sucked today.


I'm practicing my pocket ninja skills away from the watchful eyes of the master.
 
2013-08-19 10:38:35 PM

scottydoesntknow: Last Man on Earth: In possible fairness, what kind of grenade are we talking about here?  If it's the iconic pineapple frag grenade, then yeah, they were all farking dumb, but I thought that was more Vietnam-era, with stickbombs being more common during WWII.  Those are much less recognized these days, expecially if the handle were to be missing, leaving only the actual explosive.  Thinking "giant metal acorn" would be no less dumb, but it would at least explain why they didn't immediately think "grenade."

You don't need to make excuses for 'em.

GIS WW2 Mills Bomb

/Spoiler alert: it's a pineapple


TY i remember it was some kind of fruit or nut...
 
2013-08-19 10:40:03 PM
media.theweek.com
 
2013-08-19 10:44:33 PM
"Fat Man" acorn prior to being detonated over Nagasaki.

s3.amazonaws.com
 
2013-08-19 10:46:42 PM

Last Man on Earth: Ah, I stand corrected. Thanks for setting me straight. Yeah, they're all really dumb. Especially the kids, aren't 13-year-olds supposed to be Call of Duty's entire fanbase? It ought to at least have taught them that shape = boom.


Not even that. I learned what a pineapple grenade was from freakin' army men.
us.123rf.com

/Why was that guy's rifle always bent?
 
2013-08-19 10:48:37 PM
I'm inclined to think that the kids were using the word "acorn" metaphorically, to mean an object shaped like an acorn, in the same way I might call a space-saver spare tire a "doughnut", without actually mistaking it for the deep-fried treat. Then the Daily Star played up the "dumb kids" angle to sell page views. And subby did the same to get green-lit. And here we are.
 
2013-08-19 10:55:11 PM
My Dad found one in a field outside his school yard. He took it to the headmasters office and put it on the desk. They evacuated the school.
 
2013-08-19 11:08:07 PM
blogs.poughkeepsiejournal.com
 
2013-08-19 11:10:31 PM

whatshisname: My Dad found one in a field outside his school yard. He took it to the headmasters office and put it on the desk. They evacuated the school.


How much old ordinance is still lying around in Europe? Really scary 70 years later.
 
2013-08-19 11:13:07 PM
The boom came from the bomb squad, not the grenade.  They blow them up instead of risking a diffusion.
 
2013-08-19 11:14:44 PM
Did someone say "ACORN?"
 
2013-08-19 11:20:44 PM

symptomoftheuniverse: whatshisname: My Dad found one in a field outside his school yard. He took it to the headmasters office and put it on the desk. They evacuated the school.

How much old ordinance is still lying around in Europe? Really scary 70 years later.


once you consider they had two world wars plus numerous conflicts before those i would say alot.

/probably alot on many pacific islands as well.
 
2013-08-19 11:24:17 PM

Last Man on Earth: Ah, I stand corrected. Thanks for setting me straight. Yeah, they're all really dumb.


This is what you get for disarming your populace, England.
 
2013-08-19 11:25:35 PM
symptomoftheuniverse: How much old ordinance is still lying around in Europe? Really scary 70 years later.

You're probably better off not knowing.

// it rains in Europe
// mud is soft
// bombs are heavy
// and there were a lot of duds

And you should all probably watch.

images.amazon.com
 
2013-08-19 11:29:28 PM

BigNumber12: Last Man on Earth: Ah, I stand corrected. Thanks for setting me straight. Yeah, they're all really dumb.

This is what you get for disarming your populace, England.


ESPECIALLY disarming your populace of grenades. Sweet Jesus, England, what were you thinking?
 
2013-08-19 11:32:08 PM
Too dumb. Please evacuate the gene pool.
 
2013-08-19 11:32:34 PM

symptomoftheuniverse: whatshisname: My Dad found one in a field outside his school yard. He took it to the headmasters office and put it on the desk. They evacuated the school.

How much old ordinance is still lying around in Europe? Really scary 70 years later.


Another reason why war is bad.

If the extermination of tens of millions of innocents isn't enough.

Now go check out how much more fun ordinance is now that your government and mine are using DU munitions.
 
2013-08-19 11:43:30 PM

symptomoftheuniverse: whatshisname: My Dad found one in a field outside his school yard. He took it to the headmasters office and put it on the desk. They evacuated the school.

How much old ordinance is still lying around in Europe? Really scary 70 years later.


Well, according to my friend the retired Royal Engineer Colonel who looks after the underground UXO at Vimy Ridge and Beaumont-Hamel (WWI sites that are Canadian National Historic Sites), he reckons one piece of unexploded ordnance per square foot of northern France and southern Belgium.  That one piece could be a single rifle cartridge, or it could be a 12-inch poison gas shell.

http://www.durandgroup.org.uk/
 
2013-08-19 11:45:44 PM

Rusty Shackleford: symptomoftheuniverse: whatshisname: My Dad found one in a field outside his school yard. He took it to the headmasters office and put it on the desk. They evacuated the school.

How much old ordinance is still lying around in Europe? Really scary 70 years later.

Well, according to my friend the retired Royal Engineer Colonel who looks after the underground UXO at Vimy Ridge and Beaumont-Hamel (WWI sites that are Canadian National Historic Sites), he reckons one piece of unexploded ordnance per square foot of northern France and southern Belgium.  That one piece could be a single rifle cartridge, or it could be a 12-inch poison gas shell.

http://www.durandgroup.org.uk/


Your name fits so perfectly with your post I don't even know what to say beyond that.
 
2013-08-19 11:49:46 PM
To be fair, haven't we killed quite a few hundred children over the years when some third world county kid finds those bright yellow cluster bomb pieces lying around?  I think princess Dianna was waging a campaign to raise awareness or something.  Not implying a conspiracy thing here, just rattling of the pickled memories left in my brain.
 
2013-08-19 11:52:28 PM
All I'm getting is a blank page?
 
2013-08-20 12:04:06 AM
They should go find a clue next.
 
2013-08-20 12:04:21 AM

Rusty Shackleford: symptomoftheuniverse: whatshisname: My Dad found one in a field outside his school yard. He took it to the headmasters office and put it on the desk. They evacuated the school.

How much old ordinance is still lying around in Europe? Really scary 70 years later.

Well, according to my friend the retired Royal Engineer Colonel who looks after the underground UXO at Vimy Ridge and Beaumont-Hamel (WWI sites that are Canadian National Historic Sites), he reckons one piece of unexploded ordnance per square foot of northern France and southern Belgium.  That one piece could be a single rifle cartridge, or it could be a 12-inch poison gas shell.

http://www.durandgroup.org.uk/


Thanks for the info. Very interesting stuff.
 
2013-08-20 12:09:14 AM
CSB

but I've kicked an unexploded grenade that was half buried because I though it might be a groundstone artifact on an archaeological site. It was fire frag (round one), and it rolled away.


/yes, kicking buried groundstone is a valid way of getting it out of the ground when you don't have hand tools
 
2013-08-20 12:21:08 AM

Mister Buttons: just rattling of the pickled memories left in my brain.


I will use this.
 
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