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That's no egg... kids on Easter chocolate hunt find hand grenade
The Sun [UK] ^ | 07th April 2012

Posted on 04/09/2012 12:52:09 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows

CHILDREN searching for chocolate on an Easter Egg hunt found a HAND GRENADE instead.

Police called in the bomb squad to explode the device after kids found it lying in a field.

Shocked dad Stuart Moffatt raised the alarm after he saw a young boy standing on the grenade during the egg hunt near Holford, Somerset.

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“We were beginning to count the eggs up at the end of the hunt and I saw a young boy, around three-years-old, standing on an object.

“On closer inspection we realised it looked like a hand grenade. It was brown and about three or four inches high.

-snip-

Avon and Somerset Police confirmed the grenade had been destroyed and bomb disposal teams declared the area safe.

(Excerpt) Read more at thesun.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Local News; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: napl
Sounds like the Easter Bunny has a few anger issues.
1 posted on 04/09/2012 12:52:18 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Best. Easter. Egg. Hunt. EVER.


2 posted on 04/09/2012 12:53:44 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Am I imagining things? It seems like I read this same story every year.

I suppose that it’s also possible that I’m caught in Vonnegut’s Chrono Synclastic Infundibulum.


3 posted on 04/09/2012 12:55:01 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi

The Grenade Bunny is a hard worker.


4 posted on 04/09/2012 12:56:12 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Collect picture of Stuart Moffatt with his two daughters who found a hand grenade whilst out on an easter egg hunt in Holford Wood, West Somerset. The hand grenade has since been destroyed in a controlled explosion by the bomb disposal unit.
Bright spark ... Stuart Moffatt, who spotted the grenade, with his daughters

5 posted on 04/09/2012 1:04:46 AM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: shibumi

HOW did I know you’d be here?

[somebunny set him up the bomb]


6 posted on 04/09/2012 1:27:35 AM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: moose07

So there’s the spoilsport. ;^)


7 posted on 04/09/2012 1:50:17 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Salamander

All your bunny are belong to us.


8 posted on 04/09/2012 1:50:52 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Salamander
"HOW did I know you’d be here?

An inspired guess?
10 posted on 04/09/2012 1:54:57 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

When my brother graduated from Marine Corp basic training at Parris Island, we of course went down to see him. It was before my mother stopped smoking and he gave her a realistic looking hand grenade lighter! When it ran out of fluid, my sister and I’d use it as a toy. I even brought it to middle school one day and freaked out my math teacher. He took it for the rest of the day. :( In this day and age a 13 year old girl with a real looking hand grenade in school and I’d still be serving time!


11 posted on 04/09/2012 1:59:33 AM PDT by MacMattico
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To: moose07

What’s that one cop doing with his fingers in his ears? One would think the bomb-disposal guys would be a bit more professional!


12 posted on 04/09/2012 2:03:13 AM PDT by 21twelve
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To: 21twelve
Those are just regular rozzers.
As to what he’s up to ,Who can ever tell with coppers! :)
13 posted on 04/09/2012 2:08:11 AM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
All your bunny Peeps are belong to us.

;D

14 posted on 04/09/2012 2:12:54 AM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: shibumi

I’m a spy in the house of love
I know the dream, that you’re dreamin’ of
I know the word that you long to hear
I know your deepest, secret fear
I’m a spy in the house of love
I know the dream, that you’re dreamin’ of
I know the word that you long to hear
I know your deepest, secret fear
I know everything
Everything you do
Everywhere you go
Everyone you know


15 posted on 04/09/2012 2:14:27 AM PDT by Salamander (You don't know what's going on inside of me. You don't wanna know what's running through my mind.)
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To: moose07

BOOOOOM!!!


16 posted on 04/09/2012 2:27:26 AM PDT by 21twelve
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To: Slings and Arrows

17 posted on 04/09/2012 2:44:32 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Slings and Arrows

We already what happens with Mr. Grenade; does Mr. Egg remain your friend after the pin is pulled?


18 posted on 04/09/2012 2:45:30 AM PDT by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others provide citations.)
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To: OneLoyalAmerican

Oh no, no know.


19 posted on 04/09/2012 2:48:31 AM PDT by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others provide citations.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

20 posted on 04/09/2012 2:53:15 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Fresh Wind

21 posted on 04/09/2012 2:58:03 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: 21twelve

22 posted on 04/09/2012 3:00:18 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Salamander

Props to my Peeps!

(But those Circus Peanut things can go to h*ll.)


23 posted on 04/09/2012 3:34:31 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Eye of Unk

A little gift from Bo.


24 posted on 04/09/2012 3:36:31 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Aw man...get OUT of my head!

My BGF and I have been laughing about them all week.

My dad eats ‘em like crazy.
She only likes them after they’re stale and I think they taste like Barbie dolls smell.

;D

[put one in a microwave...it’s funny...but have something handy to put out the flames]


25 posted on 04/09/2012 3:41:26 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: shibumi

So it goes.


26 posted on 04/09/2012 4:24:44 AM PDT by Happy Rain ("ONE TERM MITT__SARAH 2016")
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To: moose07
Fugliest police car in the world.

Leni

27 posted on 04/09/2012 4:40:27 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: 21twelve

He hasn’t got his fingers in his ears.


28 posted on 04/09/2012 4:51:16 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: MinuteGal

Ford,Focus.1.6 or 1.8 Diesel (station wagon).They are okay to drive,the handling is superb.However the interior is a cheap mass of plastic junk. Strangely popular over here.No i don’t have one. :)


29 posted on 04/09/2012 4:58:56 AM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Was it a “Holy Hand Grenade?” Could the perp be the “killer rabbit” from Monty Python?


30 posted on 04/09/2012 5:33:27 AM PDT by rfreedom4u (Just because someone thinks it's a good idea doesn't make it legal.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I’m thinkin’ someone doesn’t like their nasty little spawn...especially if the grenade was painted pretty colors.


31 posted on 04/09/2012 5:43:18 AM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I wonder how old the grenade was; Was it a recent model or one left over from WWII or WWI?

If it was new, they might have a problem...


32 posted on 04/09/2012 5:47:06 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Little Ray
If it was new, they might have a problem...

There is a great deal of incuriosity on the part of the reporter. No mention or speculation as to where the grenade might have come from or how old the grenade might be. Certainly the bomb squad could have provided info on the type of grenade and its vintage. This total lack of mention of these facts triggers a 'cover up' alarm on my part. I'm thinking retail terrorism. However, the way the story is written it's as if grenades just pop out of the ground in the Spring like tulips.

33 posted on 04/09/2012 6:11:14 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: 6SJ7
Brick, where did you get a handgrenade?

I don't know...

34 posted on 04/09/2012 7:09:45 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1175 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: 6SJ7

Why, who knows?

Mayhap the Easter Bunny continued laying bombs all over...!


35 posted on 04/09/2012 7:20:32 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: agere_contra
Ah say boy, it's a JOKE son,,,it's a JOKE. Ya see how his arms...and a bomb...ahhhhhh, forget it.

(My poor attempt at a Foghorn-Leghorn imitation)

36 posted on 04/09/2012 9:12:30 AM PDT by 21twelve
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To: rfreedom4u

Nah, too low a body count.


37 posted on 04/09/2012 11:15:18 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: paddles

What does not kill them, makes them stronger.


38 posted on 04/09/2012 11:19:43 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Salamander

Many candies are improved by being stale; e.g., Jujyfruits and orange slices.

And yes, it is sad that I have actually given thought to this issue.


39 posted on 04/09/2012 11:29:38 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: 21twelve
Photobucket
40 posted on 04/09/2012 11:41:13 AM PDT by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Salamander

new tag line!!! Thanks Sal’! 8^D


41 posted on 04/09/2012 3:01:50 PM PDT by The SISU kid (I think they taste like Barbie dolls smell.)
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To: MinuteGal

yeah, lol


42 posted on 04/09/2012 3:34:58 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: The SISU kid

You are gonna get a LOT of really weird looks with that just sitting there, all out of context and everything.

[Good job!]

LOL


43 posted on 04/09/2012 4:53:38 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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