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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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2013-08-20 12:21:47 AM  
Approves.
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2013-08-20 12:25:48 AM  
I saw "metal detector" and wackyparsed it as "mental disorder."

//I guess the headline still makes sense
 
2013-08-20 12:27:21 AM  
It was probably inert, it's not like they had a ground war in the UK during WWII, was most likely from a training exercise. Even if it wasn't there is little chance it would have still worked after being buried in the ground for over 60 years.

These kids must not play video games, otherwise they would know what a grenade looks like.
 
2013-08-20 12:29:24 AM  
The Nazi acorn is actually a pod-like anti-gravity/time travel device they were working on towards the end of the war.
 
2013-08-20 12:33:59 AM  
If Obama had retarded twins they would look like this.

Is that really the two retards that did this?
 
2013-08-20 12:54:25 AM  
Of course, acorn meal is quite high in iron.
 
2013-08-20 12:59:22 AM  

ReapTheChaos: It was probably inert, it's not like they had a ground war in the UK during WWII, was most likely from a training exercise. Even if it wasn't there is little chance it would have still worked after being buried in the ground for over 60 years.

These kids must not play video games, otherwise they would know what a grenade looks like.


It went boom when they destroyed it.  Who knows about the detonator but the charge was live.
 
2013-08-20 01:01:57 AM  

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."


Don't bother reading the article.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mills_bomb

Or looking it up at all.
 
2013-08-20 01:09:00 AM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: The Nazi acorn is actually a pod-like anti-gravity/time travel device they were working on towards the end of the war.


It was probably a training grenade from the allies.  Ze Germans used 'potato masher' grenades.
 
2013-08-20 01:52:26 AM  

Loren: ReapTheChaos: It was probably inert, it's not like they had a ground war in the UK during WWII, was most likely from a training exercise. Even if it wasn't there is little chance it would have still worked after being buried in the ground for over 60 years.

These kids must not play video games, otherwise they would know what a grenade looks like.

It went boom when they destroyed it.  Who knows about the detonator but the charge was live.


Do some reading up on how a bomb squad detonates explosives, the "boom" they heard was the explosive used to blow it up.
 
2013-08-20 02:03:26 AM  
uh, maybe if the red paint had oxidated off ...

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2013-08-20 02:03:32 AM  
Would that be juice or nectar?
 
2013-08-20 02:27:19 AM  
Public schooling?
 
2013-08-20 02:50:44 AM  

gweilo8888: 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.


yeah, if the engineers that a watched do this sort of thing were any measure.  If you have a hand grenade (couple ounces of comp-b) you blow it in place with two pounds of c-4.
 
2013-08-20 02:52:54 AM  
encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com


/sorry
 
2013-08-20 04:09:57 AM  
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2013-08-20 04:30:15 AM  

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

Marie isn't to sharp is she?


"Theo and Benoit Donaldson"

No. No she ain't to smartin too often.
 
2013-08-20 06:33:27 AM  

ReapTheChaos: It was probably inert, it's not like they had a ground war in the UK during WWII, was most likely from a training exercise. Even if it wasn't there is little chance it would have still worked after being buried in the ground for over 60 years.

These kids must not play video games, otherwise they would know what a grenade looks like.


Modern explosives - for the purposes of our class today, anything US Civil War era or later - are engineered to KEEP their lethality in any conceivable enviroment for decades - in Operation Desert Storm (1991), we were dropping Vietnam era M117 bombs,  Live ACW rounds are found on a frequent basis, and later stuff (WWI, WWII) is found all the time, and are still quite capable of going off (and do).  EOD units in Europe and the UK get a regular workout on safing things that will go boom and hurt a lot of people, and that have been waiting to do so for decades.  Assuming that simply because it is old and has been buried in the ground for many years that a piece of ordnance is safe is, at best, dangerous.

/The More You Know
 
2013-08-20 06:38:14 AM  

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.


I saw a documentary about bomb disposal crews in Europe a few years back. They estimated that after both world wars they will have work to do for the next 1000 years. That's some job security.
 
2013-08-20 08:03:27 AM  
This is how they treat holy relics? By blowing them up?
www.wired.com
They should have consulted the Book of Armaments, Chapter 2 vs 9-21
 
2013-08-20 08:35:24 AM  
I've told this story before but about 8 years ago when my son was 10 a kid on his baseball team found a live WWII grenade in the field behind his house in SE Indiana. He took it home and showed it to his mom. If it were MY son, he probably would have pulled the pin out of curiosity.
 
2013-08-20 09:00:45 AM  
This sounds like something Beavis and Butthead would do.
"Huhuhuh, check it out Beavis, a giant acorn." "Hey, arn't acorns like, uhh nuts?" "Huhhuhuh, you said nuts". "Huhuhuh, acorns are cool."
 
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