Skip to comments.WWII-era missile explodes in kitchen while Polish woman cleans
Posted on 06/13/2013 7:07:28 AM PDT by JoeProBono
STRZYSZOW, Poland, - Police in Poland said a woman was hospitalized with injuries incurred when she accidentally detonated an anti-aircraft missile while cleaning her kitchen.
Investigators said the incident at the Strzyszow home was initially thought to be the result of an exploded gas cylinder, but they soon discovered the 56-year-old woman apparently knocked over a World War II-era missile stored behind a kitchen cupboard while sweeping the floor, Polskie Radio reported Wednesday.
Police said the woman's husband brought the object to their home years ago and the family had assumed it was no longer active.
OOPS ... TOLD ya’ not t’TOUCH it .... !
I hate when that happens.
You touch my missile and its bang, zoom, to the moon, Alice.
Make ordnance safe before cleaning...
Great! I love it!
He had no idea what it was or whether it was live, so the first thing I did was look up the serial number. Turns out it is a dummy training shell that never had a live payload, so I can keep this around the house without worrying :)
Thats just wierd.
Reminds me of an encounter I had some years ago in the former Yugoslavia. I was walking through a massive open air flea market in an open field on the outskirts of Belgrade, during a snow storm, when I noticed the crowds have formed a huge vacant area around a single person seated in a chair. Curious, I pushed through the crowd and approached the seated individual to see what was being offered for sale. There, in the falling snow, sat a little old lady, pleasantly smiling, and cradling something in her lap, waiting for a potential buyer. She explained it was something she had found in her garden, and pulled her long shawl back to reveal a live mortar round. Surreal. Time to beat feet.
How large is that shell?
I now have yet one more reason to avoid cleaning up around the kitchen.
Clearly the risks just aren’t worth it.
I hope these aren’t pictures from your house.
LOL+, was thinking Suntan not Permanent Deeptan...
Boing, boing, boing, Bang!
Now that’s a bombshell I wouldn’t mind having in my house. Nice table too.
As far as caliber, it’s a 3 inch shell. Nearly three feet long and pretty heavy, maybe 25-30 pounds.
That is, until Obama's NSAIRS comes knocking on your door and sees it, then shoots you because they feared for their safety, or something.
yet another reason why I leave cleaning my home to the professionals
“A Polish man is looking to buy a saw to cut down some trees in his back yard. He goes to a chainsaw shop and asks about various chainsaws. The dealer tells him, “Look, I have a lot of models, but why don’t you save yourself a lot of time and aggravation and get the top-of-the-line model. This chainsaw will cut a hundred cords of wood for you in one day.”
So the Pole takes the chainsaw home and begins working on the trees. After cutting for several hours and only cutting two cords, he decides to quit. He thinks there is something wrong with the chainsaw. “How can I cut for hours and only cut two cords?”, the man asks himself. “I will begin first thing in the morning and cut all day”, he tells himself. So, the next morning he gets up at 4 in the morning and cuts, and cuts, and cuts till nightfall, and he only manages to cut five cords.
The man is convinced this is a bad saw. “The dealer told me it would cut one hundred cords of wood in a day, no problem. I will take this saw back to the dealer.” The very next day the man brings the saw back to the dealer and explains the problem. The dealer, baffled by the Pole’s claim, removes the chainsaw from the case. The dealer says, “Huh, it looks fine.”
Then the dealer starts the chainsaw, to which the Pole responds, “What’s that noise?”