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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
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2013-08-19 09:10:36 PM  
2 votes:

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 09:05:29 PM  
2 votes:

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.
2013-08-20 01:01:57 AM  
1 vote:

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.
2013-08-19 11:45:44 PM  
1 vote:

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 11:29:28 PM  
1 vote:

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 10:27:39 PM  
1 vote:
If Obama had retarded twins they would look like this.


www.guardian-series.co.uk
2013-08-19 10:26:25 PM  
1 vote:
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 10:16:41 PM  
1 vote:
i182.photobucket.com
2013-08-19 10:13:44 PM  
1 vote:
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 10:12:53 PM  
1 vote:
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 09:56:12 PM  
1 vote:

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 09:56:10 PM  
1 vote:
It's a pineapple, you useless gits.
 
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