Woman Finds WWII Grenade in Potatoes




 
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March 1st, 2007  
Team Infidel
 
 

Topic: Woman Finds WWII Grenade in Potatoes


ROME (AP) - A woman in a town near Naples got an unwelcome surprise when she bought a sack of potatoes at a nearby market, put them into water to peel and discovered one of them was a hand grenade apparently left over from World War II.

Olga Mauriello had put the potatoes in a vat of water and had just begun peeling them Tuesday when she found the explosive, covered in dirt, police said Wednesday.
An alarmed Mauriello, 74, called neighbors, who in turn called police.
Officers detonated the grenade in a park on Wednesday, state police said. The grenade was believed to have traveled with the potatoes from France, the ANSA news agency reported.


March 1st, 2007  
5.56X45mm
 
 
Great way to do some gardening. Need a stump cleared, get a grenade...
March 1st, 2007  
weed
 
 
That's a new one. But, there is a lot of that stuff buried around here. It's quite common that bombs from the air war are discovered during construction work in the cities. Last October, a worker was killed during road work on the A3 autobahn when his cutter hit a bomb. Here's a quick article that has some stats about how much they find.
http://www.spiegel.de/international/...444119,00.html
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March 1st, 2007  
Rob Henderson
 
 
That would scare the ever-loving piss outta me...If you still find hand grenades in potatoes, then what else can you find left over from the second war to end all wars?
March 2nd, 2007  
Kirruth
 
 
Well, the big one is this:

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

an arms ship sunk in the Thames, down the river from London during WW2.

The list of stuff still there includes 1400 tonnes of TNT, as well as phosphorus bombs. Now that would be a big boom if it ever went off.
March 3rd, 2007  
bulldogg
 
 
Is it being dealt with? That would be a Wal-Mart for the homegrown hajis you've got there planning the UK's demise.
March 3rd, 2007  
major liability
 
 
Was it a potato-masher grenade?
March 3rd, 2007  
Grimlin
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by major liability
Was it a potato-masher grenade?
dude...that was bad...but still funny
March 3rd, 2007  
phoenix80
 
 
This is silly
March 4th, 2007  
Kirruth
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bulldogg
Is it being dealt with? That would be a Wal-Mart for the homegrown hajis you've got there planning the UK's demise.
I think they are just leaving it there and hoping. Let's hope the average suicide bomber knows nothing about making depth charges.
 


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