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(CTV News)   "Uh, yeah, 911? This is the museum down the road, we've got a couple of WW2 artillery shells on display here and we're not sure if they're live. Can you help us?" 911larity ensues   ( ctvnews.ca) divider line
    More: Stupid, World War II, Royal Newfoundland Constabulary, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, war-time shells, explosive disposal unit, st. john, Newfoundland museum, Police  
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2017-10-12 02:29:53 PM  
9 votes:
Subby's reaction to this going green...

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2017-10-12 02:23:24 PM  
9 votes:
Well that headline bombed.
2017-10-12 02:26:01 PM  
6 votes:
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Bugsy checked them out
2017-10-12 02:47:58 PM  
5 votes:

johnny_vegas: R.O.U.S: You'd think this would be relatively simple to figure out. Get a scale and look up the specs for how heavy a shell full of explosive should be. If it's lighter than that, no problem.

your bomb-squad nickname would be lefty


Why don't you just hit it to see if it sounds hollow?

I know.  My bomb-squad name would be That Guy What's Dead.
2017-10-12 02:31:17 PM  
5 votes:
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2017-10-12 03:24:42 PM  
3 votes:

dywed88: Even if it is unlikely to explode sitting there, what if someone bumps it and knocks it over?


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2017-10-12 02:43:53 PM  
3 votes:

R.O.U.S: You'd think this would be relatively simple to figure out. Get a scale and look up the specs for how heavy a shell full of explosive should be. If it's lighter than that, no problem.


your bomb-squad nickname would be lefty
2017-10-12 06:25:03 PM  
2 votes:

rebelyell2006: R.O.U.S: You'd think this would be relatively simple to figure out. Get a scale and look up the specs for how heavy a shell full of explosive should be. If it's lighter than that, no problem.

Even easier, check for indentations at the bottom if it is a QF type of shell (indentations indicate it has already been fired).  Check for holes in the propellant casing or shell (indicating that the explosive-containing part was drilled open, and the entire thing was submerged in water to dissolve the explosives). Check to see if the penetrator/shell part is loosely attached to the propellant casing (if loose, it had already been disabled, because fresh-from-the-factory is snug).   Check for any unsmooth crimping around the point where the penetrator/shell is attached to the propellant casing (again, indicating that it was disassembled and disabled).


Just let a group of 12 year old boys play with it. If it has explosive/combustable potential greater than a wet rock, they will discover and exploit it within 3 minutes.
2017-10-12 03:10:37 PM  
2 votes:

ds615: DNRTFA
I just assume the cops showed up in a tank, killed everyone in a two block radius, and burned the place down.
I also assume the article tells me where I can make donations to help the officers deal with the trauma they suffered.


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2017-10-12 02:38:53 PM  
2 votes:
FTFA: An explosive disposal unit was brought in to help with the removal of the shells. Police say they were taken away and disposed of.

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2017-10-12 10:25:08 PM  
1 vote:
FTFA: An explosive disposal unit was brought in to help with the removal of the shells. Police say they were taken away and disposed of. Geez, they were just trying to do their jobs...
2017-10-12 04:59:55 PM  
1 vote:
Everybody's dumping on my headline today. No creativity, the lot of you - you have to imagine the reaction of the cops!!!  Hilarity!

/subby
2017-10-12 03:01:15 PM  
1 vote:

ds615: DNRTFA
I just assume the cops showed up in a tank, killed everyone in a two block radius, and burned the place down.
I also assume the article tells me where I can make donations to help the officers deal with the trauma they suffered.


No. This didn't happen in the US.
2017-10-12 02:56:43 PM  
1 vote:
DNRTFA
I just assume the cops showed up in a tank, killed everyone in a two block radius, and burned the place down.
I also assume the article tells me where I can make donations to help the officers deal with the trauma they suffered.
2017-10-12 02:46:39 PM  
1 vote:

blatz514: I guess I missed the hilarious part.


You just don't understand British humour.
2017-10-12 01:56:23 PM  
1 vote:
I guess I missed the hilarious part.
 
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